"I will pay £20 a month to the Campaign for Gender Balance development fund but only if 10 other people will do the same."
— Jo Swinson MP, Chair, Campaign for Gender Balance
Deadline to sign up by: 25th May 2007
8 people signed up, 2 more were needed
Country: United Kingdom
The Liberal Democrats' Campaign for Gender Balance (formally known as the Gender Balance Task Force) has made great strides in encouraging, supporting and mentoring more women to get themselves approved as Parliamentary Candidates and getting selected in winnable Parliamentary seats. We have set up, and are always seeking to expand, a network of volunteers to help and support women through all stages of the approval and selection process. From filling in the form to become an Approved Candidate, to planning where and when to go for selection, to designing your campaign literature once they have been short-listed, we put women in touch with someone who will lend them their experience and support. I know it was there for me when I needed it most.
As the recently appointed Acting Chair of the Campaign, I'm keen to ensure that we get this important initiative on a firmer financial footing so that we can reach out to more women than ever before. Over the next few months, we will be attempting to raise at least £5,000 in standing order income.
Your money will be spent on running training events and on providing mentoring and support for women as they seek approved candidate status and throughout the process to get selected for a seat.
For more information about the Campaign for Gender Balance, see our website (http://genderbalance.org.uk/).
Thanks a lot!