Take the Lead is the Lillian’s List Blog where you can find updates on what we’re doing, letters from our Executive Director, and spotlights on our members and legislators.

Because of you, North Carolina is lucky enough to have 29 progressive women who are champions of reproductive freedom serving in the NC General Assembly. We thought we’d take our June newsletter to share some of the amazing legislation they’ve...

Reflections about my own family and my daughter’s future this Mother’s Day weekend brought to mind a study I saw a few years back about gender parity at the national level.  The report, put out by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research determine...

The Threat is Coming from Inside the House and the Senate In mid-April our rights to reproductive healthcare were threatened once again by the Republican majority in the NCGA, but this time they were joined by six Democrats. The conservative legislators w...

In 2019 we ramped up our training programs to meet the needs of North Carolina after seeing so many women deciding to run for office this year. Who are the amazing women in your life who you think should run for office? Maybe you have a friend who is actu...

In the last two years, women have really changed the political game and we want to talk about it. We’ve seen women run against establishment men accused of sexual assault and win. We’ve seen women be out-raised by their opponent and win. Overa...