Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Yes She Can Campaign, a national organization dedicated to spotlighting young women in high school in college who are challenging their communities to change. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Yes She Can Campaign because of their efforts to spotlight powerful women leaders across the country seeking higher education - some of which hold political aspirations.
What is Yes She Can Campaign?
Yes She Can Campaign is a youth-led, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers, inspires and shares the stories of women who are overcoming obstacles while striving to complete high school and college.
What is Yes She Can Campaign’s story?
The campaign was founded in December 2016 by Zaniya Lewis, during her first year of college. She started Yes She Can Campaign because she believed the stories of women overcoming obstacles to complete their education were often overlooked. She wanted to ensure that women had a platform to share their inspiring stories.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with The Gender Equality Project, an online publication that shares the stories of barrier-breaking women across the United States. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with The Gender Equality Project because of their story-sharing model that helps inspire young leaders to reach their full potential - including aspiring politicians.
What is The Gender Equality?
The Gender Equality Project was founded by likeminded students at Barnard College with the intent of shedding light on the unique experiences of women in the workforce, as well as celebrating the progressive changes made in this community too.
What is The Gender Equality Project’s story?
The Gender Equality Project was founded by Aku Acquaye, a student at Barnard College. Her goal with The GE Project is to provide a space in which the voices of all women are acknowledged and valued. Cheers to equal pay, cheers to comprehensive paid-leave policies, cheers to a day where thoughts and contributions will be valued more than women’s bodies.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Purple Patriot, a mobile application that serves as a one-stop shop for constituents interested in learning more about their political representatives. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Purple Patriot in an effort to drive parity in government.
What is Purple Patriot?
It is a single platform where you can learn about the issues, engage in conversation on Facebook and Twitter, call with your representative and locate their next town hall meeting.
What is Purple Patriot’s story?
Purple Patriot was founded by Jean Templin and her sister, Christine Templin. These data gurus bonded together over the gap in conversation between voters and their representatives. In response, they created an application that would have direct contact with representatives via social media, expanding the reach of voters’ voices by publicizing their inquiries. The name "Purple Patriot" comes from the blending of RED and BLUE and our belief that all people from liberal conservatives to conservative liberals need to find common ground to move forward our beliefs and values.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Grassroots Youth, a global network of students ready to exact change & provide a platform encouraging youth to empower, create, & learn. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Grassroots Youth because of their initiative to mobilize young people through civic engagement efforts.
What is Grassroots Youth?
It is a youth-led, youth-run global network of students ready to exact change in their communities and provide a platform that encourages young people to empower, create, and learn around them.
Their programs include:
What is Grassroots Youth’s story?
Founded in 2018 by Yolian Ogbu, Grassroots Youth is an international non-profit organization run entirely by young people. They are a stepping stone for students to begin getting involved in their community and providing the tools in becoming a leader in their area.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with She’s Running Podcast, a podcast featuring interviews with women who are running for office. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with She's Running Podcast because of this show's movement to share the stories of women involved in politics across the nation, spotlighting inspiring activists weekly.
What is She’s Running Podcast?
She’s Running Podcast is interviews with some of the women who have already started their campaigns about what inspired them to take the leap, the process of running for office, and the challenges they’ve been facing. They also feature about some of the resources that are out there for women who want to run for office, but aren’t sure where to begin.
What is She’s Running Podcast’s story?
Since the 2016 Presidential election, thousands of people have been inspired, each by their own reasons, to become more active in the political process. The Women’s Marches, #NoBanNoWall protests, shutting down the Senate’s switchboard – these are amazing acts that prove the power of the people when they are inspired to act on a cause. Building on these movements, women all over the country have begun or are planning their run for office. Women are running for school boards, for city councils, for the U.S. House of Representatives, for governorships, and for every electable position in between.
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Lone Star Parity Project co-founders, Brooke López and Adrianna Maberry were featured on last week's edition of Coffee and Politics 101, a site that is focusing on local and state politics to inform citizens of what their elected officials are responsible to their constituents. There, Brooke and Adrianna spoke about the role women play in politics, grassroots organizing, and patterns in candidacy across Texas.
The views expressed in this interview are not the views of the entity as a whole.
Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Tell Her She Can, a campaign built on inspiring confidence and creating communities to empower. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Tell Her She Can because of their initiative to share the stories of powerful women around the globe, making positive change in their communities.
What is Tell Her She Can?
The Tell Her She Can Campaign was created with the goal to create supportive communities and professional networks for women and girls to realize their full potential−whether in the board room, in the lab or classroom, on the legislative floor, or on the court or field.
What is Tell Her She Can’s story?
In August 2017, Sapphire Anderson, Founder of Tell Her She Can, had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Human Rights in Action Program by the World Federation of United Nations. One week at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland left her with a head full of ideas and a responsibility to create a community-oriented project emphasizing the rights of people in local communities.
The Tell Her She Can Campaign was born.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with VoteRunLead, a national program that trains women to run for local and state office and win. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with VoteRunLead because of their initiative to train women for public office, preparing to create parity in government - one candidate at a time.
What is VoteRunLead?
VoteRunLead’s unique campaign and leadership trainings are practical, actionable, nonpartisan and individualized. Their recent survey, found in Marie Claire magazine, reported that 56% of the women polled said they don’t think as many women run for office as men because no one has ever encouraged them to run. Well, VRL wants to change that narrative by training women to run for office regardless of their political experience or “permission” to do so. They believe women have the talents to achieve their political ambition and to be unapologetic about it. These award-winning trainings are designed to encourage women to “RUN AS YOU ARE” and win. Their cutting-edge online tools put campaign resources and live political experts within reach. We have nearly 60 training resources available on our website for their partners and VoteRunLead alum to use and share.
What is VoteRunLead’s story?
With more than 26,000 women trained to run for office, VoteRunLead is the largest and most diverse campaign and leadership program in the country. Their mission is to educate diverse women to unleash their independent political power, seek public office and transform American democracy. They work to equip women with the right know-how, trainings and how-to’s to help them enter politics with a purpose. They believe that by empowering women to run as they are, they will build a campaign based on their own passion, their own ideas and their own values.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Data Diva, an entity helping candidates learn the data side of campaigns, especially underrepresented candidates. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Data Diva because of their emphasis on data mining and research specifically for underrepresented minorities in politics.
What is Data Diva?
Data Diva provides data help for candidates of all experience levels, focusing on new candidates and FOs who want to be Field Directors. Discounts are offered for candidates running for state and local offices, as well as candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Raising Ms. President, a documentary film made for educating and inspiring the next generation of female political leaders. The Lone Star Parity Project is partnering with this organization because of their inspirational story-telling format. By providing female candidates a platform to share their story, in addition to shedding light on disparity in politics, we a proud to partner with Raising Ms. President.
What is Raising Ms. President?
Raising Ms. President is a documentary film that explores why women don't run for office and why we should encourage young women to aspire to be our next generation of political leaders.
What is Raising Ms. President’s story?
Filmmaker, Kiley Lane Parker narrates as we explore why women don't run for political office, how we might get more women to run, and the reasons why having more women seated at the political decision making table matters.
The film features interviewed political scientist and author, Richard Fox, who wrote It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run For Office with Jennifer Lawless; author, historian, and professor, Stephanie Coontz, who wrote A Strange Stirring; author and female political expert, Melissa Deckman, who wrote Women and Politics, Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right; and the late conservative activist, Phyllis Schlafly, who founded of the Eagle Forum and wrote A Choice Not An Echo. They also interviewed Anne Mosses of Ignite and Susannah Wellford of Running Start.
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If you are interested in purchasing a Raising Ms. President DVD, use the promo code LONESTAR for a discount. Offer expires June 1, 2018.