Women of color who run for office often face many additional barriers in their campaign. For one, they receive on average significantly less money from donors than white women and men of all races. And they are often critiqued for the way they speak or dress, and can therefore have a different experience doorknocking, public speaking, and debating than white candidates have.
These additional barriers mean that women of color are vastly underrepresented in state legislatures, governorships, and other elected offices. Lillian’s List acknowledges this racial disparity and is proactively working to remove barriers and elect more women of color. In fact, in 2020, over 40% of the new or competitive general election candidates supported by Lillian’s List PAC were women of color.
And now Lillian’s List Foundation is proud to host the inaugural Elect Women of Color Training Institute, taking place via Zoom on September 25, 28, and 29.
Elect WOC is a training for women of color looking to run for office in the next 1-3 years. Sessions include Campaigns 101, personal narrative building, messaging on reproductive rights, fundraising, and more. Attendees will also hear from a panel of elected women of color from across the state.
If you or someone you know would benefit from the Elect Women of Color Training Institute, please apply or spread the word today!