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National Women’s Liberal Commission Invites Women to Run for Office

Posted on March 8, 2010
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TORONTO – In celebration of International Women’s Day, National Women’s Liberal Commission (NWLC) president Nicole Foster Woollatt today announced a reinvigorated national grassroots campaign to invite more women to run for public office under the Liberal banner.

“Through this campaign, we hope to continue to highlight one of the ways that men and women approach politics differently,” said Ms. Foster Woollatt. “While men self-identify to run, our experience tells us that women often wait to be asked. This campaign provides us with the tools to engage in “inviting” even more talented women to run for office.”

The newest E-card design, unveiled today, can be sent by individuals to encourage a woman leader in their community to aspire to seek public office. The E-cards can be viewed on the NWLC’s website at : www.nwlc-clfn.ca.

While recruitment has been underway for some time and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff has reaffirmed our party’s commitment to working towards at least one-third women candidates in the next election, the NWLC continues to actively recruit and encourage women in order to reach its ultimate goal of at least one-half women candidates.

“This is an opportunity to hurry history, break barriers and mobilize,” concluded Ms. Foster Woollatt. “The NWLC is giving our grassroots a fun and innovative tool that allows them to tell respected women from coast-to-coast-to-coast that we think that have the ‘right stuff’ to run for office at every level, including school boards, city councils, provincial and federal parliaments.”