Engage Women of Color Leadership Training

We’re excited to announce our 2024 Engage Women of Color Leadership Training! The training will be on Saturday, August 10 from 10am-4pm in Greensboro, NC. See the application for more details!

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

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

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

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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.”


We wanted to share with our community that our Executive Director Sarah Preston will be departing this June after almost eight years with Lillian’s List. We will miss Sarah’s strong leadership, but are so excited for her as she moves on to work with th …

After yesterday’s primary elections, the general election stage is set. We are thrilled that many of our Featured Candidates will advance to the general! Congratulations to these candidates: Rep. Laura Budd, House District 103, Mecklenburg Woodson Brad …

We had 216 participants in our 2023 trainings and educational programs, including our first in person Elect Women of Color Training in June! We also hosted our Campaign Camp for aspiring campaign staff and volunteers this November, in person for the fi …

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