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Program provides political training to women in Iowa

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By CATHERINE LUCEY
Associated Press
  
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- With the election of Sen. Joni Ernst last year, the state of Iowa finally shed its status for having never selected a female governor or member of Congress. But advocates say there is still plenty of work to do to get more women involved in politics.
  
On Friday the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University will kick off its fifth "Ready to Run" campaign training for women. The program, which will be held over three days between February and April, includes seminars on how to organize a campaign, raise money and deal with the media.
  
Dianne Bystrom, the center's director, said women in the state need encouragement to enter the political arena.

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