"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." - Eleanor Roosevelt

The Baker Project

The Baker Project recruits pro-choice Democratic women to run for the New York State Senate. Democratic victories in November start with investing in Democratic women candidates now.

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What is The Baker Project?

The Baker Project is recruiting pro-choice Democratic women for State Senate, providing the technical assistance to get on the ballot and establish their campaigns.

We need 1 seat to flip the State Senate. We have 11 Democratic women running with the support of the Baker Project.

The path to Democratic victories and a solid Democratic majority in the State Senate starts with these 11 women candidates.

A special initiative of Eleanor’s Legacy, the Baker Project is dedicated to Martha Baker, a founding director of Eleanor’s Legacy, and to Constance Baker Motley, the first African-American woman elected to the New York State Senate.

2018 New York Women Run Map

COMING SOON! Our ever-growing list of women who are running for office in New York State in 2018. Click through to view them all, or see just the Baker Project Senate candidates.

Are you running and don’t see your name? (Or know someone who is and don’t see her name?) Click here to add to our growing list!

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Contribute today to help us elect women tomorrow. Make sure to keep The Baker Project box checked so we know you’re supporting New York State Senate candidates.

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