High School Girls Learn the Ropes in Harrisburg

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10/19/2011
Southwestern Pennsylvania High School Girls Learn the Ropes in Harrisburg
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100 girls from Allegheny, Washington, Green, and Fayette counties spent Tuesday at the state capitol, shadowing lawmakers from their home districts. It’s part of the second annual GirlGov effort aimed at attracting more Pennsylvania women to …
… and a great way to start is by engaging more girls in civics,” said Heather Arnet, CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation, which created GirlGov. Each of the 50 participating lawmakers had two girls shadowing them. Not all of the elected officials involved were …
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