Did you know? Many women view the current political climate as a major barrier to running for office and engaging in civic leadership.
“There is not a doubt in my mind that the uncivil nature of today’s political environment has negatively impacted the number of women raising their hands to serve in civic leadership positions. When I prepare political candidates today to run for office, and to navigate uncivil comments and disheartening actions from the public, it’s hard to believe that just ten years ago Sly James and Mike Burke won a national award for the civil nature of their mayoral race. We all have a responsibility to use the tools in our toolbox against vitriol and hate.” – Joni Wickham, co-founder – Wickham James Strategies and APS Board Member
On July 11, American Public Square and United WE partnered to host a discussion group to unpack this topic.
State Representative Jamie Johnson
State Representative Patty Lewis
State Representative Laura Williams
Hall Family Foundation
Health Forward Foundation
Sue Seidler Nerman and Lewis Nerman
Marny and John Sherman
William Jewell College