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.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our partnership with Together Texas, a progressive political entity centered in Dallas County. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Together Texas because of their initiative to help more women become elected to office in North Texas.
What is Together Texas?
Together Texas is committed to supporting the election of progressive candidates through direct civic advocacy, the encouragement of increased collaborate between community organizations, and the development of innovate electoral strategies.
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Lone Star Parity Project is pleased to announce our collaboration with Young & BosSHE, an online campaign dedicated to sharing the stories of powerful SHEs of all identities. Lone Star Parity Project has partnered with Young & BosSHE because of their dedication to inspiring women of all intersectional identities.
What is Young & BosSHE?
Young&BosSHE, LLC. empowers young, professional self-identifying SHEs of all races, religions, ethnicities, sexualities, sizes, classes, and abilities to be self-champions in their leadership journey through the power of shared experience! At Young&BosSHE, we strive to create a world where young professional SHEs to feel supported, respected, and valued in all phases of their leadership journeys.
What is Young & BosSHE’s story?
Young&BosSHE, LLC. was created by young professionals SHEs who met during graduate school and quickly realized that, despite being in separate industries and separate phases of their leadership journey, they had tons of shared experiences as young SHEs in the workplace.
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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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