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Tuesday, November 21

Marie Wilson to Speak at OSU Next Wednesday, Nov. 29th

Marie Wilson of The White House Project, a pioneer in breaking down barriers to women in the political arena and shifting society's political focus "from gender to agenda," will be speaking at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 29th, at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Jill of Writes Like She Talks recently published an excellent three-part interview with Wilson, whose organization runs the Vote, Run, Lead political training program in four states and is considering bringing it to Ohio in advance of the 2008 election. Jill helped connect Wilson to the campaign of Secretary of State-elect Jennifer Brunner and hopes to arrange a Meet the Bloggers interview with Wilson in the beginning of 2007.

"Given that two women candidates in each of two Congressional districts continue to refuse to concede their races until all provisional votes are counted, and that Jennifer Brunner will be the first female Secretary of State, and third in line to the Governor," Jill said in an e-mail about the upcoming event at OSU, "I think we can say that Ohio has made some amazing strides in being a model for eliminating gender as an election issue, and replacing it with agenda once and for all."

I highly recommend Jill's interview, and the speech at OSU next week.

UPDATE: RSVP required; details and much more information on As Ohio Goes.

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