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Ready to Run

Mount St. Mary's College is the Southern California provider of the Ready to Run™ program, a nonpartisan campaign training program for women, in partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed in legislative chambers around the country.

Created by the Center for American Women and Politics to train women candidates, Ready to Run™ is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.

Ready to Run, Feb. 8, 2014


For more information about the Ready to Run program, please contact Heather Schraeder, Director of Special Events and Public Programs, at or call 213.477.2761. Faculty experts on the importance of women running for office are available. For information or media inquiries, contact Debbie Ream, Director of Public Relations, at or 213.477.2505.

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Ready to Run

Watch the Video Welcome by
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)