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Girls organization hears from female candidates

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 7, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Young girls, who can't even register to vote, are getting to know female political candidates in Dougherty County.  Girls Inc. held a women only political forum Monday as the culmination of a six week leadership program called "She Votes".

It encourages political education and involvement--   especially voting, and even actively participating in the political process as a candidate. 

"We've got these female political leaders here to also encourage the girls and let them know, you may decide one day you want to run for political office, so this is what is involved and this is what you need to know," said Executive Director LaKisha Bryant.

Girls are also instructed about when and how they may register to vote.

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