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Simmons College Hosts Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Discussion Jan. 25

BOSTON (January 20, 2011) — Members of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC) will meet Jan. 25 at Simmons College to discuss the status of women in politics within the Commonwealth, and the challenges and opportunities still out there for professional and political women.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College, 300 The Fenway in Boston.

The event, co-sponsored by the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change, will feature newly elected Massachusetts Representative Shaunna O'Connell, a Republican from the 3rd Bristol District. O'Connell, a life-time resident of Taunton, earned her seat with an impressive victory over nine-term Representative James Fagan in November. 

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan organization that promotes the participation and involvement of women of all ages in the political process. The organization was founded in 1971 to increase the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions.

The Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change co-sponsors programs, activities, and resources that help initiate social change for women, raise women's issues to the state and national political level, and reach out to diverse audiences. For more information on Institute events, contact Director Diane Hammer at 617-521-2480.