WLU is actively involved in supporting efforts to encourage women to run for public office in Utah. In 2014, Utah ranked 45th among state legislatures for the percentage of women, and even fewer women (16) served in the Utah legislature in 2015.
WLU proudly supports Real Women Run, a collaborative nonpartisan initiative to empower women to participate in public life and civic leadership through elected political office. WLU board members serve on the board of Real Women Run, and our members regularly attend their events. We encourage our members to attend the following upcoming Real Women Run events:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Nancy Tessman Auditorium, The City Library
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City
Register for the event here
Real Women Run Fall Social
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Market Street Cottonwood
2985 East Cottonwood Parkway, Salt Lake City
Register for the event here.
Real Women Run Training I
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Salt Lake Community College, Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West, Sandy
Real Women Run Training II
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Hinckley Institute of Politics
260 South Central Campus Drive #255, Salt Lake City