Elect Her

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Your Leadership Journey Starts at Elect Her!

On February 22, join Running Start, GVSU Student Senate, and local elected officials for this special leadership training that addresses the topic of women in office and leadership.

A speaker choosing a student who has their hand up
A student Senate member and Student laughing
Three women smiling and talking

What is "Elect Her"?

Running Start, the non-profit organization that runs the Elect Her program, brings campaign training and real-world experiences from currently-elected officials to college campuses across the U.S. The participants are led through several modules to enhance their understanding of the importance of women in office. 

  • Students will talk among their tables in order to figure out what issues are most important to them.
  • Q&A session with some of the members of the Student Senate Cabinet. 
  • A panel featuring elected officials from the West Michigan area. 


Kickstart Your Political Journey in One Day

  • Learn about the importance of women running for office.
  • Develop and give an elevator speech about an issue you care about.
  • Map out your network and start assembling a team to help you run.
  • Meet elected leaders in your community.
  • Leave the training with a plan to run for office - now or in the future!

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