March 15, 2022
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Like all of you, we are heartsick about the ongoing assault on Ukraine. If, like us, you’re looking for ways to combat the powerlessness you feel in moments like this, you can support Ukrainians – and refugees from around the world – with the United Nations Refugee Agency or view this New York Times interactive that guides you through ways to help Ukraine.
Join Us Next Week for RU Giving Day!
Next Wednesday, March 23rd is Rutgers Giving Day, a once-a-year fundraising challenge for organizations from across the university. This year, CAWP will be participating in RU Giving Day to support our NEW Leadership® (National Education for Women’s Leadership) program, which educates college students about women’s leadership. On this day, and this day only, contributions to CAWP’s NEW Leadership® program have the chance to be amplified, as every gift on RU Giving Day makes an even greater impact thanks to special daylong challenges.

NEW Leadership® is a cornerstone program here at CAWP that educates college students about the role politics plays in their lives, introduces them to women public leaders, and encourages them to become involved in the political process. This program has launched a nationwide network of New Leadership® institutes in states around the country. It is our investment in the future of American democracy, and we invite all of you to join us on March 23rd in supporting this important program. Save the date and bookmark the link to our dedicated campaign change — help us take action for equality.
This week in Ready to Run® 
Coming up this week in our 2022 Ready to Run® virtual campaign training series.

Thursday, March 17th at 1pm ET: Getting Appointed to Office. Everything you need about engaging with the appointment process in New Jersey, moderated by Gail B. Gordon, Esq, of counsel to the law firm of Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader and featuring South Orange Village President Sheena Collum; Sam Parker, the director of appointments for the Office of Governor Phil Murphy; and Shanel Robinson, commissioner director of Somerset County.
Friday, March 18th at 1pm ET: Fundraising for Success - Part 2. Using storytelling, listening, and relationship-building skills, anyone can successfully raise money. Fundraising expert Nancy Bocskor will teach participants how to build and utilize these skills to successfully make “the ask.”

Learn about these events, as well as the previous events in the series, at the Ready to Run® 2022 Virtual Series page on the CAWP website.
Women Leading Locally with CAWP and The Takeaway 
For Women’s History Month, we’re partnering with WNYC’s The Takeaway for the series Women Leading Locally, which celebrates the women creating political change in their own communities. Catch up with the series:

A Conversation with CAWP's Director Debbie Walsh: “"It's terrific to hear directly from those women, why they're doing what they're doing, why they got involved in the first place, and what they're accomplishing."

A Conversation with Florida Representative Anna Eskamani: "What I have found to be surprising is the incredible support from the people in this state and the people in this country who are hungry for this type of representation."

Philadelphia City Councilmembers Helen Gym and Kendra Brooks: “One of the things that has been incredibly powerful is that women lead all the time, that we have been leading on issues that have been devalued and marginalized in the overwhelmingly patriarchal, money-driven political sphere.” – Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym.

Follow the series by subscribing to The Takeaway wherever you get your podcasts or by tuning in to the broadcast on your local NPR station.
Apply Today to NEW Leadership® New Jersey! 
The Susan N. Wilson NEW Leadership® New Jersey summer institute is a non-partisan college students' public leadership training program addressing women's underrepresentation in politics. This six-day residential program will take place June 9-14, 2022 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During the summer institute, students will meet women leaders, learn about women’s participation in American politics, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and projects. After the summer institute, participants become part of NEWL’s national network of distinguished alumnae.

Applications are due by April 4th, 2022; learn more and apply today at the NEW Leadership® page on the CAWP website.

Not a student in New Jersey? Find a NEW Leadership® national network partner program in your state or region.
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