Women Leaders of Virginia Holds Event in Charlottesville

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Women in central Virginia are discussing how they can continue to make progress in politics following Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential election.

More than 50 women came together Saturday for a Women Leaders of Virginia event in Charlottesville. They discussed some of their disappointment after Clinton's loss. But, they say they're choosing to focus on how to be more involved in local governments.

Several elected women spoke at the event, including state delegates Jennifer McClellan (D), Eileen Filler-Corn (D), and Charnielle Herring (D). They're encouraging people to put efforts toward electing women in their own local governments.

Amy Sarah Marshall, president of Cville Pride, attended the event. She says she wants her daughter to have more women to look up to.

"This is really important for me to see more women leaders out there, so my daughter still has people to look up to and support for all of our daughters that everybody sees someone like them who is going to the top and doing well and showing them leadership, Marshall said.

A big focus Saturday was on how people in Charlottesville and surrounding communities can support Democratic women running for the General Assembly in 2017.

The chair for the Women leaders of Virginia says the group plans to fundraise for those delegates and give them advice on what voters are looking for during their campaigns.

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