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Women and Political Power

OPB | Nov. 5, 2012 12:06 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 11, 2013 12:12 a.m.

On the eve of the November election and on the 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the right to vote, we’ll talk about the past, present and future of women’s political power. Among the guests are Oregon’s only woman governor, Barbara Roberts; Margaret Carter, the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon legislature; and Eliza Canty-Jones, the president the board of Century of Action, the organization that’s spearheading the effort to educate Oregonians about the last century of women’s contributions to civic life.

You can join in as well — share your experience, ask a question or just be part of the audience in the OPB TV studio. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the show starts at noon. Tickets are free, but must be reserve

How do you define political power? How do you exercise it? Are you involved in civic life as a voter, volunteer, elected official or in another way? How important is it in 2012 that women hold elected office or organize to influence policy? What do you think is the next frontier for women, politically?

Editor’s Note: Some of the guests on this show will also appear in the Oregon Experience documentary, The Suffragists, which premiers Monday night at 9 p.m. on OPB TV.


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