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Peg Conniff: Urges women to run for Easthampton office


Sunday, July 30, 2017
Urges women to run for Easthampton office

We have all heard the phrase “All politics is local.” This election year, it is more meaningful than ever in Easthampton.

We will have a new mayor. We will also have at least three new City Council members, and four if I am not successful in my re-election bid. All three outgoing City Council members are women. All challengers are male.

I write this not to disparage those candidates who are stepping up to participate in local government (you are all outstanding), but to ask where all the women are? As far as I know, I am the only woman running for Easthampton City Council.

If women are truly going to make change at the highest level, we need to start locally. For all civic-minded, community-loving Easthampton women — please consider running for your City Council in November. There is still time to get signatures to get your name on the ballot.

Peg Conniff

Easthampton

The writer is an at-large city councilor.