What: Panel discussion with:
Judy Rebick – former president, Nat’l Action C’ttee. on the Status of Women
Tricia Marwick – Scottish MP, and successful advocate for STV in local elections
Shoni Field – Citizens’ Assembly member additional speaker TBA.
When: Friday, April 17th, 2009, 12-1:00pm
Where: YWCA (Welch Room), 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Ever wonder why we elect so few women? A paltry 24% of BC MLAs are women. Voters aren’t the problem –British Columbians are just as likely to vote for women as they are for men.
What we lack are enough women candidates. There are many factors that make it difficult or unappealing for women to run. However, even if we want to run, our current electoral system places barriers in our way.
First Past the Post has the worst record on women’s representation of any electoral system. Fortunately we can get rid of these structural barriers by voting for BC-STV in the May 12th referendum. Come for lunch and find out more
Please feel free to forward this invitation to other women who might be interested.
RSVP (by email or by calling 604-637-3551) by April 15th
*Lunch is provided. Donations to help cover costs are greatly appreciated.