Hundreds turn out for inaugural girls’ event

Charleston Daily Mail photo by Craig Cunningham Members of the Riverside High School softball team listen to speakers in the well of the rotunda at the inaugural Girls’ Day at the Legislature. They were there to serve as pages on behalf of Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kananwha. Left to right are Amanda Cooper, Kayla Carney, Kailey Garten, Chelsea Diegert and Kerrigan Grady.
Charleston Daily Mail photo by Craig Cunningham
Members of the Riverside High School softball team listen to speakers in the well of the rotunda at the inaugural Girls’ Day at the Legislature. They were there to serve as pages on behalf of Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kananwha. Left to right are Amanda Cooper, Kayla Carney, Kailey Garten, Chelsea Diegert and Kerrigan Grady.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although 21 women have been elected to represent West Virginia in the state Legislature, young women across the state say they’d like to see more women become involved in the political process.

About 400 girls from high schools across the state gathered Tuesday at the Capitol as part of the inaugural Girls’ Day at the Legislature, sponsored by the West Virginia Women’s Commission. Tara Martinez, executive director of the commission, said the organization has for several years hosted a Women’s Day at the Legislature, featuring a youth component. But last year, some of the girls involved said they wanted their own day.

“I said if I can get enough of you here, yes we will invest in that,” Martinez said. “I put out a call to each of the high schools and by the end of December we had 400 girls registered…

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