12.10.16: Encourage awesome women to run for office
American women outnumber men by population and at the voting booth.
This one's for the ladies. We make up more than half of the US population, and we vote at a 4% higher rate than men -- and have for a long time. Still, 80% of members of Congress, and almost 90% of state governors, are men. It's time for a change. Today's call to action: encourage awesome women (maybe even you!) to run for office.
Learn about women in politics and why we need more of them
- These are the female politicians inspiring the next generation of women (Huffington Post)
- Will Hillary Clinton's loss set back women in politics? (The Atlantic)
- Women actually do govern differently (New York Times)
- How to get more women involved in politics (New York Magazine)
Explore organizations that help women run for office -- then nominate yourself or someone else!
- If you're a woman who's interested in running, join Vote Run Lead's "This is how you run for office" session online today at 11 AM EST
- Join the Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) to keep informed about women in politics
- Participate in the She Should Run incubator to get ready to run for office and learn what it takes to win
- Register for a Ready to Run workshop with the Center for American Women in Politics
Share to get more women involved in politics
- Have a friend who should run? Tag her in this post so she gets tapped into the process.
- Nominate an awesome woman to run on She Should Run or Brand New Congress
- Share this post with friends, family, and networks of women to get more nominations