|…you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems at once. But don’t underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. ~ Michelle Obama|
2020 is the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the constitutional right of women to vote. Currently, almost a quarter of the 116th Congress is women, 108 of them Democrats. California ranks 18th among states for proportion of women elected in state legislatures with 31.7%. These policy makers tend to prioritize issues like education, health, and minority rights, that are considered to be important to women voters. It’s true that full and equitable participation of women in public life is essential to building and sustaining a strong, vibrant democracy.
Empowerment is political and requires community mobilizing and organizing to keep the pressure on. Here are some organizations that can help do just that. One might be right for you. Click the links for further information.
You might remember how it felt to have a place to go the day after the 2016 inauguration to be with like-minded people. This women-led movement creates entry points for new grassroots activists and organizers to engage their local communities through trainings, outreach programs, and events.
Women make up the majority of Americans. This group offers tools for women-to-women voter engagement programs.
Get Her Elected
Volunteers donate skills – from marketing to editing to speech writing – to progressive women candidates.
Center for American Women in Politics
Locate state and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed political campaigns.
National Federation of Democratic Women
This PAC unites women of the Party to encourage full participation of women in every level of Democratic Party Structure.