PINK POLITICS book event with Emerge Wisconsin in Milwaukee This Wednesday
Wisconsin Democrats have a fight on their hands. They are in the midst of a governor recall election and a tough U.S. Senate campaign featuring Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. Wisconsin is considered one of about a dozen battleground states that will decide the U.S. presidential election. The debate over Republican proposals to limit the powers of public sector unions was watched and funded nationally by groups on both sides of the issue.
But the women of Emerge Wisconsin are trying to turn the state pink by recruiting and training dozens of Democratic women to run for public office. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic women who want to run for elected office.
Emerge Wisconsin hopes to stop the war on women by elected more Democratic women to office. “We have trained 100 Democratic women to run for office at all levels of government,” says Executive Director Wendy Strout. “To win this war on women, we need more women’s voices in elected office who can fight back against the GOP leaders who are trying to strip women of their rights. Emerge increases the number of Democratic women running for office by giving them the resources and confidence to step up and say ‘Yes, I will run’.”
Emerge Wisconsin is hosting PINK POLITICS author Kathy Groob for a Turn Wisconsin Pink event on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The event will include a women in politics speech by Kathy Groob and a book signing event. The event will be held at Wicked Hop’s JACKALOPE LOUNJ in the Historic Third Ward at 345 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI.