When thousands of women come knocking on your door, you have to figure out a way to answer.
That's exactly what we had to do in the weeks after the election and around the women's march when an unprecedented influx of women came to EMILY's List asking how to run for office. So we launched Run to Win.
Eight months later, I am proud to report that more than 18,000 women have reached out to us about running for office — almost half with plans to run in the next two years for state and local office!
The time for these women to start filing the paperwork to run and launching their campaigns is fast approaching.
Earlier this year, we announced our most extensive training schedule EVER.
We've already traveled to 14 cities across the map (with 11 more to
go before the year is over!) and have already trained nearly
1,500 women, with more to come in the months ahead.
We held our first-ever online training. We created an online community for women to ask questions and learn from the experts and folks who've done it. And we've held two Facebook Live events to help women get prepared to run.
And there's plenty more on the way!
None of this work would be possible without your support. With every woman we train, we can help get another campaign off the ground.
Donate $3 to help thousands of pro-choice Democratic women run for office for the first time:
Thanks, and go team!
Executive Director, EMILY's List