On June 4, 10 AM to 12 PM, at the Rockport Opera House, the Salon will feature NextStepRun! the new documentary about women across the country running for elective office, and a bi-partisan panel of women legislators discussing their experiences.
Rockland resident and filmmaker Pam Maus created the documentary to track some of the unique barriers women face in running for office. Pam has diversified experience in the business and political worlds and it wasn’t until she started making films that she realized her natural skill of storytelling. Her vision of having more women serving in government is the inspiration for the film.
Panelists will include Maine State Representatives Joan Welsh and Ellie Espling , and Oklahoma State Representative Cyndi Munson. Both Ellie and Cyndi are featured in the film. We will hear their reactions to the documentary and have the opportunity to further the discussion