With women bearing the brunt of COVID-fueled challenges, women’s voices (and their votes) will be critical during the November 2020 elections. There has never been a more important time to ensure that women’s needs and experiences are represented up and down the ballot—from the local to the federal level.
Despite growing numbers of women candidates, women remain dramatically underrepresented at every level of government, with women comprising less than 25% of Congress and less than 30% of state legislatures nationwide. Now, women running for elected office are likely to see disproportionate impacts of the current crisis, as fundraising becomes more difficult and family care needs are skyrocketing.
This Take Action Tuesday, ensure that women’s voices are represented during the 2020 elections.
- Join Us. Register today to join us in partnership with Aspen Ideas Now for a free virtual town hall, Women on the Ballot, at 2:00pm EST on May 8th, and learn more about the unique challenges and opportunities for women ahead of the 2020 elections from distinguished speakers including…
- Aimee Allison, Founder and President, She the People
- U.S. Representative Susan Brooks, R-IN
- Margaret Hoover, Host, PBS Firing Line.
- More speakers TBA
- Get Registered. Voting is a fundamental part of raising your voice and participating in our democracy. Take ourpledge to register 20 new voters in ’20!
- Support Women Candidates. Find out who is running in your local, state, and federal districts, and lend support to women candidates who represent your values and priorities by making a donation or checking their websites for volunteer opportunities.
How are you supporting women on the ballot in your area? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.