"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 in Senate districts throughout the state. No seat should go unchallenged in this era of unprecedented political engagement. And if there is a blue wave coming, New York women should be on top of it.

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  • Yesterday morning, at our Spring Breakfast, we were honored to be joined by Joel Motley (pictured here with @kirstengillibrand). Mr. Motley’s mother, Constance Baker Motley, was the first black woman elected to the New York State Senate and one of our inspirations for #BakerProject2018. Thank you, Joel Motley, for continuing your mother’s legacy of helping #NYWomenLead. 🗽
  • We are bringing #BakerProject2018 to the New York State Democratic Convention! We’re on a mission to elect more pro-choice Democratic women to the State Senate, and we are proud to co-host the #NYWomenLead Luncheon with @ltgovhochulny + @kirstengillibrand. #nydems2018 #runvotewin
  • “We will make sure New York is blue, strong, and on the right path to the future.” - Leader Stewart-Cousins calls her fellow women State Senators and our #BakerProject2018 candidates to the stage to close out our Spring Breakfast. ❤️

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What is The Baker Project?

The Baker Project helps guide women candidates through the process of running for office including:

• Campaign announcement strategy;
• Recruiting volunteers;
• Fundraising, communication and endorsement support;
• Help to hire staff;
• Guidance through the petitioning process; and
• Access to an election attorney.

The mission of Eleanor’s Legacy is to build a new generation of pro-choice Democratic women leaders across New York. That generation has arrived. Now, it is time to elect them. Join us. Together we will give this new generation of women their chance to lead.

The Baker Project is dedicated to Martha Baker, a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and 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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