Russo speaks to women about getting inolved in politics

Patricia Russo, longtime social activist, fund-raising entrepreneur and current president of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters of Weston’s annual luncheon and Betty Hill Forum on Friday, May 11, at the Red Barn in Westport.

Her topic for discussion will be “When Women Run, We Change the World.” The public is welcome to attend.

The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan, issue neutral leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe.


Ms. Russo began her political career as an intern for Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-NY) while an undergraduate at George Washington University.

She has served in a number of important professional roles in Connecticut, including director of Southern Fairfield County’s Centers for Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and Executive Director of the Middlesex County Sexual Assault Crisis Center.

Ms. Russo served for 23 years as a member of Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), including eight years as chairman. She is also a founder of the Women’s Business Development Center of Connecticut, an honorary member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and has received numerous prestigious awards on the state and national levels.

An invitation/reservation form for the event is available on the League website: (The cost is $35 per person.)

For more information about this event or the League of Women Voters of Weston, please contact Helen de Keijzer at 203-226-7830 or [email protected],

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