VoteRunLead is featured in Redbook's November issue in a four-page spread featuring inspiring stories, powerful tips, and easy ways you can get involved right now!
VoteRunLead alum Ihan Omar won her primary for Minnesota's State House. She is poised to become the nation's first Somali-American legislator.
VoteRunLead was proud to be a part of breaking the glass ceiling, and even prouder of VRL alum, Na'ilah Amaru, who won the Hillary For America Contest and officially nominated Hillary Clinton to be the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the United States.
Erin Vilardi, Founder of VoteRunLead, talking about Millennial voters role in the presidential election.
How to engage the next generation of political activists? My Uncle Sib recruited me to be a neighborhood foot soldier for his favored candidates as soon as I entered kindergarten. You wanted campaign flyers, buttons, bumper stickers? I was your connection.
VoteRunLead aims to give women the tools to break more women of color into what's still a male-dominated field. Here's how.
Because it’s 2015, I can’t see these pictures and not act. Because it’s 2015, you can’t sit by anymore either.
America is a nation founded on an ideal that all people are equal and have a stake in how our nation is governed. While we may not always succeed, ours is a history of pursuing this vision. It’s not enough that women and citizens of all races can vote – every American must also have equal access to lead and representation.
Who Leads Us is a project of Women Donors Network. Their goal is to provide the American people with a way to measure our progress toward a democracy where our leaders reflect the people they serve. The data you see presented on the above widget comes from a first-of-its-kind exploration of the race and gender composition of more than 42,000 American elected officials, conducted in the Summer of 2014. This data was analyzed in comparison to Census data, confirming that the face of America’s leadership bears little resemblance to our country’s population.
We’re strongest when our leadership reflects the full range of talent and lived experience that America has to offer. That’s why we’re working for change. Together with other advocates and funders, we are working to level the playing field for all who wish to represent their communities in elected office. Let’s build a democracy that reflects all of us.
Last November, Emily Kuhn was struck with a terrible epiphany: she was staring at a bunch of names she didn’t recognize. And worse, she had to select people from these names to represent her. Emily was looking at her ballot in a polling booth. In that moment, out of exasperation she thought, there must be a candidate app for this. There wasn’t.
There is now, thanks to Emily.