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

What is The Baker Project?

The Baker Project is a special initiative by Eleanor’s Legacy. Beyond recruiting pro-choice Democratic womxn to run, the Baker Project provides the technical assistance to get on the ballot, issues campaign grants to the candidates, and provides overall communications and strategy support throughout the campaign.

In 2018, the Baker Project flipped 3 seats and was a vital part of establishing a Democratic majority in Albany, including seeing Andrea Stewart-Cousins as the first African American woman (and first woman, ever) to serve as State Senate Majority Leader.

2020 is coming, and we’re back to elect even more womxn to the New York State Senate.

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.

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The Baker Project is changing the face of power throughout New York. Democratic victories in November start with investing in Democratic women candidates now.

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