She Should Run In Action
Women are universally underrepresented in all levels of public office.
Women hold only 18% of the seats in Congress.
State legislatures only have 24% women.
Only 5 out of 50 states have a female governor.
The U.S. is currently ranked 87th in the world for the number of women serving in its national legislature.
Women, even at the highest levels of professional accomplishment, are significantly less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to run for elected office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office, less likely to consider themselves "qualified" to run for office, and less likely to express a willingness to run for a future office. (Lawless and Fox 2005). However, when women do run, they win at equal rates to men.
To increase the number of women in government, we need more women across the country seriously considering running for office. She Should Run In Action informs individuals about the state of women in public office and mobilizes them to take action. Our online movement provides a tool to formally ask women to consider entering public life. The result is a powerful pipeline of women eager to learn more about a career in politics, from school boards to state legislatures to Congress. It is party neutral and designed with massive impact in mind.
- Companion Notebook: Created from member feedback, this resource breaks down the decision to run for office into small and practical steps and makes the case about why women should run for office.
- Community: Members are connected to national and local resources and training from organizations across the country.
- Tip Sheets: Members receive access to tip sheets designed to teach the basics of campaigning.
Studies show women are more likely to run for office if we ask them to run. Your ask could be the spark that ignites her political career!