State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) announced on Monday she will co-host a “Girls Day At The Capitol” event on December 18.

According to DuBose’s office, the event, also co-hosted by Miss Alabama’s Teen Elaina Burt, is part of an ongoing effort to encourage involvement in state government among young women. It will be open to girls in K-12 schools across the state. 

Burt is a senior at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham. She won Miss Alabama’s Teen earlier this year and will represent the state in Miss America’s Teen competition next year.

The event will begin with a private tour of the Capitol. Then, participants will have the opportunity to meet female elected officials during a meet-and-greet before touring the Governor’s Mansion for refreshments.

Participants must RSVP by emailing [email protected]. The dress code for the event is “Sunday Best.”

“Though Alabama currently enjoys its second female governor, a female U.S. senator and 24 female members of the Alabama Legislature, our state still ranks 47th nationally in the number of women serving as lawmakers,” DuBose explained. “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.”

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