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Milwaukee Politics: Voting to Advance Inclusivity - Shared screen with speaker view
Lauren Feaster
39:38
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-m-harness-phd-70964139/
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
41:33
Research Brief: https://www.alverno.edu/Research
Paula
47:12
I love this story- how many times have we had that itch to get involved when we see something needs to get done
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
48:12
@paula ALL.THE.TIME.
Lauren Feaster
50:16
Organic support networks! crucial
Paula
57:18
https://ignitenational.org/ is great resource for young girls to develop political leadership
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
58:33
It would be interesting to see how the impact of the "mudslinging" style of politics has impacted girls desire to run or even consider that as a pathway
Betsy Johnson
58:55
I agree Laura.
Laura Lutter Cole-Milwaukee
59:12
Thank you so much for being here Wanda!
VenneKa
59:16
Did anything come up around the cost to run a campaign? The challenge of maybe having to try to hold a job and hold office? If your job doesn't allow you to be "political" how do you run for some roles?
Paula
59:48
@Laura I can’t speak for girls but I do know quite a few women that have left public service/elected life due to hostile environment
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
01:00:31
Public Life SIG?
Paula
01:00:54
Great questions VennKa
Tammy Belton-Davis
01:06:09
Yes, Shauntay here are several tracks to policy and political engagement.
Paula
01:06:52
Agreed Shauntay- caregiving responsibilities or gendered guilt around “not being enough” are huge barrier to entering into elected office as well as staying in office
Lauren Feaster
01:07:05
^absolutely!
Paula
01:07:29
Love it President Montgomery!!!
Paula
01:07:43
Wow
Lauren Feaster
01:08:12
powerful
Paula
01:11:00
“If you won’t hear me, someone will”
Lauren Feaster
01:11:31
The power of people
Paula
01:12:17
https://wiwomensnetwork.org/accelerated-policy-institute
Jamie Pratt
01:12:47
my 28-year old daughter is running for Alderwoman in Sheboygan Falls right now...it's amazing to me that she is seeking out this role to improve her community....https://www.rachelmargarethoward.com/
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
01:13:14
Love that, Jamie!!!
Wanda J. Montgomery
01:13:14
Wonderful, Jamie
Tammy Belton-Davis
01:13:29
Awesome Jamie!
Paula
01:13:32
Thanks for sharing Jamie!
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
01:13:53
Jamie, she looks just like you!!!
Jamie Pratt
01:15:04
I just appreciate that she is unfazed by starting this process...
Cathy Stagmer-Komatsu
01:15:10
As a follow up to this meeting, could you share some of the networks Lindsey mentioned that support/train women interested in entering local politics? I think you get to that point where you're like, I need to do more because the people that have been elected aren't doing enough or what reflects my values but you are left not knowing where to go or how to do more-whether that is to run for an office or how to better engage.
Paula
01:16:03
Yes- you can connect with your elected officials and request to be part of a board or committee
Lauren Feaster
01:16:05
Yes, Cathy!
Lauren Feaster
01:16:13
And love this, Wanda
VenneKa
01:16:24
Wanda thank you so much for reminding us about these other roles in local government! The pipeline...
Lauren Feaster
01:16:45
And Jamie, so proud of Rachel!
Cathy Stagmer-Komatsu
01:17:08
Thanks Lauren, and Wanda, you're a force. Your community has been fortunate to have your leadership.
Jamie Pratt
01:18:08
Wanda - you are amazing and an inspiration to all of us on what can be done.
Paula
01:18:20
Thank you President Montgomery- also happy to share about politics processes too!
Lauren Feaster
01:19:06
What other questions do you all have? Feel free to drop in the chat!
Lauren Feaster
01:19:32
Call to action: Allow your voice to be heard
Lauren Feaster
01:19:43
See to be the voice that is listened for
Lauren Feaster
01:19:45
Love that
Paula
01:21:00
I’m interested to learn about President Montgomery and Ms. Nelson’s organic network/ support system to do the work
Paula
01:21:13
How do they prioritize cultivating support and self care
Katie Dillow
01:22:51
@paula - the info you linked earlier for youth on https://ignitenational.org/ looks awesome. Thank you!
Paula
01:26:20
They talk- we knock ✊🏽
Paula
01:28:31
engaging voters isn’t just part of campaigns- it should be part of the feedback loop you start as a Candidate and then as an elected
Laurie Rappa
01:28:49
Every should have a Village President like President Montgomery!
Katie Dillow
01:28:50
@Paula. YES!
Lauren Feaster
01:29:10
Yes yes and yes
Paula
01:29:18
Brilliant Shauntay
Cathy Stagmer-Komatsu
01:30:59
Thank you so much to today's panel, your time and sharing of expertise and wisdom is so appreciated.
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
01:31:30
Sign up to be an election inspector, its rewarding and you learn a lot about the process!!
Shauntay Nelson
01:31:47
myvote.wi.gov
Paula
01:32:38
https://city.milwaukee.gov/DCD/BoardsCommissions for those in city of Milwaukee there are some one hour a month opportunities
Shauntay Nelson
01:32:55
POP : Purpose, Outcome, Process
Betsy Johnson
01:33:37
THANK YOU! Amazing conversation.
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
01:33:37
Thank you everyone, so great!!!
Shauntay Nelson
01:33:41
Thank you all for the invite and the conversation
Paula
01:33:49
Thanks so so much! Energized
Katie Dillow
01:34:02
Thank you - this was really great.
Laurie Rappa
01:34:04
Thanks to all the presenters. Very inspirational!
Laura Bolger (She/Her)
01:34:07
Milwaukee County - VOTE: 2/15
Michelle Burmeister
01:34:08
This was so interesting! Thank you to all of the presenters!
Pam Klein
01:34:16
Powerful & compelling! Thanks for your wisdom.
Lindsey Harness
01:34:24
So grateful to be with all of you in this intentional gathering.
Wanda J. Montgomery
01:34:45
Thank you for the opportunity to share.
Cathy Stagmer-Komatsu
01:34:59
Thank you all PD!
Lauren Post
01:34:59
Thank you!