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International Women's Day Event

Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Online webinar (details provided in your confirmation email)
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Center City
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Join The Walnut Club on Monday, March 8, for a special partnered event in honor of International Women's Day.

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The 2021 IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. 

We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotypes. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

For this year's International Women's Day, we are hosting an event in partnership with Fair Districts PA:
How Gerrymandering Cuts Voters Out and Limits Female Political Candidates

We will be joined by Laura Richlin, who co-leads Philadelphia County of Fair Districts PA, as well as we welcome guest speaker, PA State Representative Pamela DeLissio (194th District, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties).

Did you know.... Pennsylvania is consistently ranked one of the five most gerrymandered states in America. "Gerrymandering" is the practice of manipulating voting districts (where you vote) to benefit parties, not people.

Across PA, you’ll see district lines that cut through communities, dividing school districts, neighborhoods, or even city blocks. Gerrymandered districts give voters less voice and less choice, and we get polarization instead of problem-solving in Harrisburg and Washington.

Gerrymandering typically favors incumbents and is one of the reasons women make up only 26% of the PA legislature. We can fix this and help to elect more women. 
State legislators have proposed new bi-partisan bills in both the PA House and Senate that will increase transparency and public engagement and provide clear and measurable map-drawing criteria.

Join The Walnut Club, Fair Districts PA, and guest speaker, PA Rep. Pam DeLissio, to learn more about gerrymandering and proposed solutions.

About our speaker
Rep. Pam DeLissio was elected to represent the 194th Legislative District in 2010. This District includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.

Pam is committed to legislative priorities that include redistricting and voting reforms. Last session, she was a member of the House Health, State Government, Aging and Older Adult Services, Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committees. This session, she was named the minority chair of the Children and Youth Committee. She served on the committee previously.

Pam has been described as the ideal of a moderate, aisle-crossing, smart, non-extreme legislator that we do not have enough of in both parties. She is passionate about citizen advocacy and works to ensure that citizens understand the highly nuanced state legislative process. Pam’s number one priority is dialogue with her constituents; to that end her 104th town hall is on March 19th.

This event is open to all. Tickets are FREE for Walnut Club and Fair Districts PA members.
NOTE: Fair Districts members received an email with your discount code.

For all other non-member guests, tickets are $15.00 each.

Ticket are non-refundable.

RSVP to join us the discussion.

About Fair Districts PA
Fair Districts PA is a nonpartisan, statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair. Founded by the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters in 2016, Fair Districts PA is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. This group of Pennsylvanians from all walks of life is united by the conviction that free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy. As of February 2021, Philadelphia County alone had 9,500 members. Fair Districts PA believes Pennsylvania needs to reform its redistricting rules to promote competitive elections and partisan fairness—so that our government truly is of, by, and for the people. To accomplish these goals, Fair Districts PA holds informational events, drives outreach to lawmakers and the media, and helps the public take action.

Fair Districts PA Speaker
Laura Richlin leads the NorthWest Philadelphia Working Group, which  has more than 2500 members, and co-leads Philadelphia County of Fair Districts PA. Laura is a human relations and education consultant, teacher, Kabbalah cranial therapist, activist, and artist. In her therapy practice, Laura specializes in treatment of anxiety and depression. ( She is a professor at Jefferson University-East Falls Campus (formerly Philadelphia University), where she teaches communications, psychology, and writing.  She has been involved in non-profit organizational leadership and a member of numerous boards. 

Click HERE to learn more about gerrymandering and why we need redistricting reform in PA. 

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