The Last Line of Defense

Roe has been overturned and the NCGA is now our last line of defense to protect abortion access in NC. Join us on July 30 to learn the basics of campaign volunteering and get connected to the campaign of a pro-choice woman running for the NC State Legislature.

Meet your 2022 Featured Candidates!

Meet the progressive, pro-choice women running to change the face of power in NC.

Status of Women in N.C. Politics

The 2021 Status of Women in North Carolina Politics report from Meredith College is out and it points to the gains women have made and the challenges that remain in our state.

We’ve broken down some of the key findings in our latest Take the Lead Blog.

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Run for Office

We recruit, train, and support progressive, pro-choice women running for office in NC.

Meet the Candidates

We've helped elect dozens of progressive, pro-choice women to the General Assembly and Council of State.

Learn the Issues

We support women who are champions of reproductive freedom and equity for women.

Support the Cause

We need your help more than ever. Help us change the face of power in North Carolina.

What is Lillian’s List?

Lillian’s List recruits, trains and supports progressive women, who are champions of reproductive freedom and equity for women, to run for public office in North Carolina. Through our Action Fund, we provide strategic guidance and political training to women leaders across North Carolina who are interested in running for political office. The Lillian’s List PAC supports pro-choice, progressive women running for the General Assembly and Council of State.


Who is Lillian?

Lillian Exum Clement was not only the first woman to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly, but also the first woman to serve in any state legislature in the South. In 1920, at just 26 years old, she ran and won against two male opponents in a primary election before the Equal Suffrage Amendment had even passed. Clement said of her experience running for office: “I want to blaze a trail for other women. I know that years from now there will be many other women in politics, but you have to start a thing.”


Today’s U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization reversed the constitutional protection that pregnant people have had for nearly half a century to legal abortion.  In doing so, the highest Court in the land has effecti …

On May 2, a draft Supreme Court opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked.  Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that the draft was authentic, though not the final decision.  The published …

It’s been a long and at times difficult year, as we continue to battle against the ongoing pandemic and the spate of attacks on reproductive rights around the country. But as we reach the end of 2021, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights we’v …

Upcoming Events

Lead with Lillian 25th Anniversary Summit & Celebration

Thursday, September 22 & Saturday, September 24

Join us in celebrating Lillian’s List’s 25th anniversary through a training, reception, and day of action!

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