TCU Daily Skiff Thursday, April 22, 2004
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Women’s Network recruits new voters
Members of a new organization will host a voter registration drive Friday in the Student Center.

By Stacey Grant
Staff Reporter

A new organization being formed on campus to help create more diversity will give students a chance to register to vote on campus.

Members of the Women’s Network will co-sponsor a voter registration drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Student Center Lounge with the College Republicans and Young Democrats.

Holly Moore, a senior food management major, said students will have the opportunity to register and get information about candidates and important issues.

“It’s sometimes confusing to register if you live out of state,” Moore said. “The drive will hopefully clear up some of the confusion and allow students to register with their home state.”

The Women’s Network is a new organization that hopes to create a more diverse and accepting campus, members say.

Moore said the Women’s Network will help raise awareness of the inequalities that women in today’s society face.

Moore, along with three other women’s studies minors, said they decided to form the organization because they recognized the need for a women’s support group on campus.

“There are so many social and political issues facing young women today,” Moore said. “We wanted to start this group so that we could help equip the women on this campus to be prepared for life outside of the ‘TCU bubble.’”

Co-founder Sarah Crook, a junior English major, said they plan on having professional women in the community come in and discuss their experiences and the difficulties they’ve faced.

“It’s a great opportunity for TCU students to come together and learn about what goes on in the ‘real world,’” Crook said.

Moore said about 30 women have expressed an interest in joining. A permanent meeting time has not been set, she said.

Instead of formal meetings, the organization will host “Girls Night Out” events such as salsa dancing or potluck dinners, and discussion of important issues, Moore said.

Joanne Green, director of women’s studies and the Women’s Network adviser, said it is important for students to know that the organization is not exclusive to women.

“This organization will deal with issues of gender and that includes both genders,” Green said. “Some men feel a pressure to act a certain way. This will help break down stereotypes.”

Anyone interested in more information about the Women’s Network should contact Moore.

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