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Emily Cain – The Myth of Electability

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free
TIAA 2019-2020 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture
The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win
Emily A. Cain ’02
3:30 PM, Tuesday September 24, 2019
Hauck Auditorium

Abstract: “Electability” is tossed around in the press and by pundits as if it can be measured or objectively determined. The reality is that electability is determined on Election Day by voters and, for women candidates, what it takes to cross that finish line is nothing short of extraordinary.  Past results are not always the best indicators of future elections, and when we let the past drive our expectations of the future, women are kept out of positions of power and leadership. Emily Cain, Executive Director of EMILY’s List, will share insight and examples of how electability is not reality, and how women are leading the way to true systemic change in our political landscape.

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Honors College
Phone:
207-581-3263
Email:
honors@maine.edu
Website:
https://honors.umaine.edu/

Venue

Hauck Auditorium
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