As an organization, Lone Star Parity Project prides itself on maintaining an environment for academic excellence. We are proud to share that two of our teams members conferred their respective degrees this past month!
Adrianna Maberry, our Founder & Research Director, received her Masters in Geographic Information Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas after successfully defending her thesis. She plans to return to Washington, D.C. to a full-time position with the Lone Star Project, a national PAC focused on progressive Texas politics.
Emily Ivey, one of our Contributors from East Texas, received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Tyler. She is currently enrolled to attend Ole Miss Law School, on scholarship, in the Fall of 2019.
ConGRADulations to our graduates!
Our Founders, Adrianna Maberry & Brooke López, participated in Apolitical's Young Thought Leader Competition this year, representing the Lone Star Parity Project by entering TWO different thought-piece op-eds. While LSPP did not win the grand prize, both articles were shortlisted and published as part of the competition, bringing international attention to the importance of both data and storytelling. Here are our pieces.
To learn more about Apolitical, visit there website: https://apolitical.co/solutions/
Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our newest addition to the Affiliate Network: She Votes.
What is She Votes?
She Votes is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes habits of lifelong voting for women of all backgrounds. She Votes’ primary purpose is voter education for women via online sources, primarily through social media platforms. She Votes emphasizes the importance of voting for women of all political parties, socioeconomic backgrounds, and religious affiliations.
A major effort of She Votes is their ambassadorship program. So far, She Votes has 25 ambassadors nationwide and 2 internationally. These ambassadors act as liaisons between She Votes and their respective communities to spread information to women voters. Ambassadors also make a pledge to register a certain amount of previously unregistered women to vote.
Within the next year, She Votes hopes to establish a fellowship program which will sponsor young women in pursuing otherwise unpaid government internship opportunities.
What is She Votes’ story?
She Votes was established by founder Shannon Lynch in early 2018. With a background in working on campaigns and running for office herself, Shannon saw a shortage of voter education resources on social media that were targeted specifically at women. Shortly thereafter, She Votes was born. Since then, She Votes has grown into a community of thousands of women across the US and world committed to making their voices heard through the power of the vote.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our newest addition to the Affiliate Network: RepresentWomen.
What is RepresentWomen?
RepresentWomen is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving gender parity for women in appointed and elected office in the United States. They advocate for data-driven reforms to break down the institutional barriers women face as candidates and in elected office.
What is RepresentWomen’s story?
RepresentWomen was founded in 2014, under the name Representation2020, by Cynthia Richie Terrell, to work for rules and systems strategies to advance representation and leadership for women across the ideological, racial, and geographic spectrum in the United States.
Currently, the United States ranks behind 102 countries for women’s representation in national parliaments. Many of those nations, and a growing number of jurisdictions in the US, have recruitment rules and voting systems that even the playing field for women running for elected office.
RepresentWomen serves as a resource hub for tools to build a movement towards gender parity in government. They produce research on rules, and systems changes to increase women’s representation, bring together thought-leaders to develop innovative strategies to break barriers for women in politics, and build a network of gender parity advocates making change in their communities.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our newest addition to the Affiliate Network: Have the Audacity.
What is Have the Audacity?
Have the Audacity is dedicated to supporting and empowering women and girls to run for office through research and leadership development.
What is Have the Audacity’s story?
Have the Audacity is a nonpartisan organization, founded in 2018, with the mission to increase the number of women in politics. Have the Audacity believes that young girls and women should Have the Audacity to run, win, and lead. We focus our efforts on two main objectives, research and leadership development.
Have the Audacity conducts academic research to uncover the root of the political ambition gap with a focus on young girls and gender socialization. In addition, Have the Audacity in partnership with existing training organizations conducts program evaluations by combining theory with practice.
Have the Audacity offers leadership training for young girls with an emphasis on self-efficacy and political ambition. Have the Audacity also offers personal development and leadership training for women in politics and women aspiring to political office.
Learn more about Have the Audacity below:
Let’s all congratulate our Contributor, Oscar Flores, on being selected as a Summer Ambassador for the Latino Center for Leadership Development! This summer he will be working alongside State Representative Cesar Blanco on different strategic innovations including binational art installations and a leadership academy in El Paso.
Over the past month, Lone Star Parity Project has been expanding our team, including the addition of new executive roles. We are happy to share that we have added a new position to our team: Development Director. Filling this role will be Aden Muhammad, our current Outreach Director. This leads us to our second change: Mia Muric will be taking over the position of Outreach Director.
Please help us congratulate Aden and Mia on their transition!