When I was a little girl, my grandmother, Polly Noonan, was tirelessly organizing women into a political force. Her stories and her passion inspired me to make a difference.
Yet more than a century after the first woman took a seat in Congress, women still make up only 20% of Congress, and just 11 states have elected both a female senator and governor.
With the Koch brothers’ Super PAC planning to pump $125 million into “an aggressive ground, air and data operation,” we could lose our chance to elect key women leaders on Election Day.
Off the Sidelines has committed to raising $25,000 for bold women like Sens. Kay Hagan and Mary Landrieu by midnight tomorrow, but I need your help. They cannot win without us.
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With issues like paycheck fairness and quality education on the line, these races are far too crucial to risk going to the highest bidder. This is not about politics – it is about our families’ well-being.
Together, let’s start to change the face of government by supporting women who will make history this November: We can help Kentucky, Georgia and West Virginia elect their first women to the Senate and help Iowa elect its first-ever woman to any federal office. But this will not happen if we do not stand with our candidates.
As much as these races mean, it is historically tough to turn out the vote in midterms – and easier for the Right to try to buy results. Our candidates rely on us to help them fight back against GOP billionaires and get their voices heard.
My grandmother taught me that when women’s voices are heard, outcomes are better, and that is what our work at Off the Sidelines is all about. Will you join me in electing strong women leaders today?
Thank you so much.