11/03/10 - DISASTER RELIEF FOR WOMEN’S REPRESENTATION: Foremost Experts on Women and Politics Discuss Relief Strategy in the Wake of Damaging November 2 Election



November 3, 2010

CONTACT: Rebecca Freedholm


DISASTER RELIEF FOR WOMEN’S REPRESENTATION: Foremost Experts on Women and Politics Discuss Relief Strategy in the Wake of Damaging November 2 Election 

Just 12 hours after the storm hit, WCF has extended the official state of emergency for women's representation, deeming the damage a Category 5 Equality Disaster.

That’s why we’re pulling together the foremost experts on women and politics to assess the damage and to strategize on relief efforts for women’s representation moving forward on November 4 at 3:30pm:

  • American University's Women & Politics Institute Director and author Jennifer Lawless
  • Renowned Center for American Women and Politics Director Debbie Walsh
  • Groundbreaking former Virginia Congressional candidate Krystal Ball
  • Leading political strategist Celinda Lake
  • Terri Sewell, the first African American woman elected to Congress in AL-07
  • WCF Political Director Erin L. Cutraro 
  • WCF President/CEO Sam Bennett

These experts will brief press on what the 2010 elections mean for women moving forward, and how we can ensure that we strategically work toward gender equality in the years to come.

Moderated by seasoned WCF Political Director Erin L. Cutraro, this call will give press the opportunity to ask these experts their burning questions about the status of women after Election Day.

Only 150 spots are available on this exclusive press call, and priority will be given to press. 




Thursday, November 4, 2010
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Post-election press conference with experts on women and politics


Debbie Walsh, Center for American Women in Politics Director
Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners President
Jennifer Lawless, American University Women & Politics Institute Director
Terri Sewell, U.S. Congress AL-7
Krystal Ball, 2010 Candidate for U.S. Congress VA-1
Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, WCF President/CEO
Erin Cutraro, WCF Vice President & Political Director


Conference Call

Dial-in Number: 218-936-4700
Access Code: 8155104


Press should RSVP by contacting Rebecca Freedholm, 202-393-8164 and use the dial-in number and access code above on November 4 at 3:30pm.


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