After Donald Trump was elected a year ago, women weren't just devastated.
THEY WERE INFURIATED.
Many were so fed up they decided to run for office THEMSELVES.
Here's how this community has spent the last 365 days helping them:
In the first 4 weeks after Trump's win, 1,000 women told us they want to run for office (the same amount that reached out to us in the 2 years prior).
JANUARY 22, 2017:
The day after the Women's March on Washington, we trained 500 women to run for office.
We officially launched Run to Win, our nationwide recruitment and training program for first-time candidates, AND tripled our staff who help get these women ready to run.
We travelled to 24 cities to teach women the basics of getting ready to run:
Phoenix, AZ: 3/18/2017
Milwaukee, WI: 4/22/2017
Washington, DC: 4/30/2017
Chicago, IL: 6/24/2017
Seattle, WA: 7/8/2017
Richmond, VA: 7/24/2017
Lansing, MI: 7/29/2017
Atlanta, GA: 8/12/2017
Columbus, OH: 8/19/2017
Pittsburgh, PA: 8/26/2017
Des Moines, IA: 8/27/2017
Denver, CO: 9/10/2017
Albuquerque, NM: 9/16/2017
Minneapolis, MN: 9/23/2017
Detroit, MI: 10/1/2017
San Francisco, CA: 10/14/2017
Los Angeles, CA: 10/15/2017
Portland, ME: 10/21/2017
Las Vegas, NV: 10/21/2017
New York, NY: 10/28/2017
Raleigh, NC: 11/11/2017
Miami, FL: 11/18/2017
Manchester, NH: 12/2/2017
Dallas, TX: 12/9/2017
We conducted an in-depth training for our declared candidates in Virginia.
We hosted our FIRST-EVER online training for potential candidates.
We launched a Facebook community for women who want to run for office and those who want to help them WIN.
The Women's Convention in Detroit helped us grow to over 20,000 WOMEN who want to run for office.
32 EMILY's List women WON on Election Day, a true sign that the resistance is here to stay.
- Launching an online toolkit for candidates
- More in-person trainings
- Helping the over 2,000 women we've trained this year launch their campaigns
Want to turn the energy from 2017 into wins at the ballot box in 2018?
Donate to help support the next generation of women lawmakers:
- the EMILY's List team