VRL granted $2M by MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving

When Yield Giving gave an open call for “community-led, community-focused organizations whose explicit purpose is to enable individuals and families to achieve substantive improvement in their well-being,” they received 6,353 requests. Vote Run Lead was not only selected but also ranked among the highest-scoring applications.

When it comes to governmental power, we don’t want it all — but we do want at least 51%. This unrestricted gift will be used by Vote Run Lead to supercharge our RUN/51 efforts toward 2024 races and beyond.

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Lean to the Left

Lean to the Left Podcast: Calling Female Candidates

Chief Political Officer Sabrina Shulman discusses the need for women in office at all levels of government (but especially state legislatures), the “VRL magic” of our training approach, relationships among our alumni and community members, our strong partnerships, and our data-driven strategies.

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Sabrina Shulman on "Focus Atlanta"

Chief Political Officer Sabrina Shulman appears on ATL69/WUPA’s “Focus Atlanta” with host Keisha Lancelin to discuss the importance of women’s representation (in Georgia and nationwide) and why women’s unique experiences are valuable and necessary toward making effective policy (for everyone!).

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Erin Vilardi live interview on "Washington Journal"

CSPAN’s daily show “Washington Journal” invited Founder and CEO Erin Vilardi to talk about Vote Run Lead’s mission and goals. The spirited discussion includes insights, inspiration, and the occasional snappy comeback as our fearless leader deftly handled the live Q&A portion.

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Sabrina Shulman on "The Big Deal"

Chief Political Officer Sabrina Shulman recently appeared on Spectrum News’ new national show, “The Big Deal” with Errol Louis. She discussed VRL’s mission, our amazing alumni community, the obstacles women face in achieving political office, and how we can build a talent pipeline for women leaders at all levels of government.

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Puget Sound Now: Recruiting “Gen Z” and Women Leaders

Vote Run Lead and Vote Run Lead Action organizations recruit and train women for local and state political office: an interview with Emily Carmichael, state director for Vote Run Lead and Vote Run Lead Action.

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