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 in New York but nationwide.

More women’s voices in leadership is essential. Why? Because our perspectives are valuable.

Women in politics is better for everyone. When our politics resemble our people then laws and policies will address the realities of people’s lives. Women in office are more likely to bring up women’s issues because they have lived them. From standing up against sexual harassment to advocating for fair pay policies, women in office are critical to moving these issues forward.

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.

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.

 

 

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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.

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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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