Way To Be Politically Active Topic Of Panel Discussion April 1

A "how-to" panel discussion featuring local women in politics will be Monday, April 1, in recognition of Womenís History Month at Kansas State University. The event, "See Jane Run - The Many Ways to be a Political Activist," is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Little Theater.

Participants include Sue Peterson, director of governmental relations for K-State; Karen McCulloh, former Manhattan mayor, city commissioner and county commissioner; Eileen King, five-time Riley county treasurer; Jan Garton, environmental activist, political candidate; Debbie Nuss, president, League of Women Voters and former school board member.

"With the possibility of two women squaring off in the Kansas governorís race this year itís a good time to remind ourselves women make excellent leaders and that women still comprise a tiny portion of our elected representation," said Susan Allen, director of K-Stateís Womenís Center. "The world needs full citizen participation in the political process now more than ever before," she said. "This panel will encourage women to become involved in the political process at all levels and provide pointers from their own experience."

Linda Richter, K-State professor of political science, will be the moderator. The event is free and open to the public