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Nominations for the annual Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award are now open!

This award is something we give out every year to a woman currently serving in state or local office who has a bright career in public service ahead of her.

Last year was huge for women in state and local politics, with so many of them setting up critical protections for their communities against the Trump agenda and so many new faces running and winning for the first time.

If you know an elected woman who is a leader in your community, we'd love to hear about her.

Who do you think should be the next Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award recipient? Nominate a pro-choice Democratic woman in state or local office who is doing great work.

The Rising Star Award recognizes pro-choice Democratic women serving in state legislatures, mayors' offices, city councils, school boards, and beyond. It's a way to say thank you for her work and show that we will support her wherever her career takes her next.

Past winners include Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym, Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, and former Georgia House Minority Leader and current gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

They all have something in common: They tirelessly fight for women, families, and their communities. And we know the 2018 Rising Star is out there doing the same thing right now.

But we need your help to find her and celebrate her work.

Nominate a pro-choice Democratic woman serving in state or local office for the 2018 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award:



Geri Prado
Senior Director of State & Local Campaigns, EMILY's List