We stand on the shoulder pads of giants.

But we have work to do right here in New York.

%

OF NY STATE ASSEMBLY ARE WOMEN

%

OF NY STATE SENATE ARE WOMEN

IN THE U.S. FOR WOMEN IN STATE LEGISLATURE

Why Run?

Women are underrepresented in political leadership not only nationwide, but also here at home in New York State.

More women’s voices in leadership is essential.

Women in politics is better for everyone, because our government works best when it looks like all of us and speaks like all of us. Women in office create policies that benefit everyone.

In New York State, every year is an election year. You don’t have to wait to elect a new Congress or elect a new President, you can make real change right now in your own town.

New York Women In Office

Local elections matter. Take a look at the map below. Is your county lacking women in office? (Spoiler Alert: Yes.) The only way to change that is for more women – women like you – to run and win.

*5 boroughs of NYC not included in this map

Empowering Women to Take Office

Attend a Campaign School

These day-long intensive training experiences enable potential candidates to formulate a campaign strategy specific to their race and individual goals.

 

Attend

Get a Campaign Grant

The Campaign Grant is the most effective tool we have for supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for state and local level office in New York State.

 

Apply

Learn About NY Politics

Resources abound and we have selected some key resources that will be useful to you as you prepare to run.

 

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Make Change by Making a Change

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