Women2Women Hold Event to Encourage Women to Run for Political Office

More than 100 people came out in Traverse City Wednesday for an event to encourage women to run for political office.

Women2Women is a group dedicated to promoting equal opportunity.

The event had speakers and presentations to show the amount of women representation in the government and why they say it’s so important.

Women2Women just launched a program called “Run Women Run” and hopes to pair current office holders with women interested in running.

They say the community as a whole benefits when there is equal representation in office.

The chair of Women2Women say it’s crucial.

“There are issues that men are just not familiar enough with to legislate or to try and make improvements for,” said Christie Minervini, the chair of Women2Women in Traverse City.

The group says their overall goal is to increase female representation in all levels of government.