The Lincoln Series programs aim to encourage more Republican women to get involved in politics
The Lincoln Series, also known as The Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series, launched two new programs designed to get more Republican women involved in politics ahead of the November primary elections.
“We’re very excited to offer women two tracks of programming: leadership and empowerment; and women can participate in either or both tracks,” Eva Pusateri, president of The Lincoln Series, said in a release.
The Leadership Track program will provide public service leadership experience in six months that typically takes years to acquire. This includes the opportunity to travel to Springfield and Washington, D.C. ,to network with Republican legislators and learn first hand from them.
The Empowerment Track offers ongoing campaign training, talks, seminars and more covering a wide range of campaign topics including messaging, election procedure law and fundraising. It is designed to help women who want to run for office or work within the party on campaigns learn valuable strategies and tactics to help win elections.
“Through education, The Lincoln Series can serve as a training gateway and a support network for Illinois Republican women who desire to be a part of the political process,” Susan Wynn Bence, vice president of The Lincoln Series said in the release.
The Lincoln Series has graduated women who have gone on to become a lieutenant governor, Illinois state senator, Illinois state representative and presidential appointees.
The first event under the Empowerment track will begin this summer. The Leadership Track will begin accepting applications this fall for the six-month program to start in January 2019.