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Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Run for State Government

Have you been thinking about how to get more involved with politics and advocacy since the November election? If so come hear from Leslie Danks Burke, who will discuss how she got involved in politics and what scientists can do to become more engaged. Leslie Burke has been a candidate for state senate, is a trustee for TC3, and a founding member of the Democratic Women of the Southern Tier.

How to Run for State Government: A Conversation with Leslie Danks Burke
11am-12noon on Thursday March 30

More about the speaker:

Leslie Danks Burke is an Ithaca attorney originally from Colorado who moved to the region in 2004 when her husband began graduate school at Cornell. She lost in November to incumbent Senator Tom O'Mara, Republican, in a bid for New York's 58th Senate District. The 58th Senate District includes Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties and part of Tompkins County: the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses.

About ASAP (Advancing Science and Policy):

Connect with ASAP via their websitelist-serve (email to join), or Facebook. ASAP hosts many events and training sessions to help Cornell graduate students and postdocs learn how to use non-partisan language to defend the basic institution of unbiased science. 

Supported by the Cornell BEST Program.

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