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High school girls get a look at how state government works

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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011
 

One hundred high school students from the region spent Tuesday with 50 state legislators as part of the Women and Girls Foundation's GirlGov program.

The South Side-based foundation started the program in 2009 to give local teens a chance to experience what it is like to be a state legislator for a day. The students attend meetings of legislative committees, constituents, staff and sessions of the House and Senate in Harrisburg

The program aims to address the gender imbalance in state government in which less than 17 percent of Pennsylvania legislators are women.

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