Cahill, mother of three and 6th grade teacher from Reno, Nevada, proved to her students that any American can run for office when she put in her bid for the District 2 Congressional seat in her state. She won the Democratic ticket, taking on a Republican incumbent. Although she lost the race, she taught her students a big lesson in civic duty and government. Her story is the subject of an upcoming film, “Class Act,” starring Halle Berry.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Profiles of Women in Government lecture series on Monday, November 10, at noon in the CRIMSON & GOLD room of the Overman Student Center. Tierney Cahill, inspirational teacher of civic duty, will be the speaker. Following the program, she will be signing copies of her personal memoir, “Ms. Cahill for Congress.” Books will be available for purchase.