Rep. DuBose plans event for girls aspiring to be politically active

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023

By BARTON PERKINS | Staff Writer

State Rep. Susan DuBose announced on Monday, Nov. 20 that she is hosting Girl’s Day at the Capital in part of an ongoing effort to encourage young women to become involved in state government.

“Though Alabama currently enjoys its second female governor, a female U.S. senator and 24 members of the Alabama Legislature, our state still ranks 47th nationally in the number of women serving as lawmakers,” DuBose said. “Women bring a unique perspective and a different set of issues, initiatives and priorities to public service, and it is important for us to encourage future generations of young women to become involved in government and let their voices be heard.”

The event will be co-hosted by Elaina Burt, who was selected as Miss Alabama Teen back in March. A senior at Briarwood Christian School, Burt is set to represent the state of Alabama at the Miss America’s Teen competition in January. Burt is no stranger to politics herself, having founded the nonprofit Charlie’s Chance to help advocate and raise awareness of epilepsy, and help pass legislation like the Seizure Safe School Act passed nationwide.

Girl’s Day at the Capital will be open to girls from across the state, ranging in age from kindergarten all the way up to high school. Participants will have the chance to meet female elected officials, and to tour both the Alabama Capitol Building and the Governor’s Mansion.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18 on the steps of the Alabama state capital and will conclude at 3 p.m. with refreshments and a group photo at the governor’s mansion. 

The recommended attire for Girl’s Day at the Capital is listed as being “Sunday Best.”

Individuals interested in attending Girl’s Day at the Capital are asked to RSVP in advance by emailing Adam.rawlins@alhouse.gov.