ReflectUS is working with Virginia Organizing and the League of Women Voters in Virginia to increase the capacity for women to run for office and remove barriers for women, specifically working-class women, to engage in political leadership.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives and especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society.
The League of Women Voters, Virginia empowers voters and defends democracy, envisioning a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.
ReflectUS aims to help women understand the current state of representation where they live. In doing so, we hope to not only inspire, but also guide women through the process of running for office. Below is a heat map that further details the extreme lack of political leadership by women in Virginia. Through our work, we hope to change this.
ReflectUS is eager to be working in Virginia to help empower women in pursuit of political leadership roles. If you’re interested in speaking with the Programs Director about your experience as a candidate or any obstacles that might currently be preventing you from running please schedule time to speak with her. If you’d like for ReflectUS to present to your organization about civic leadership, please contact our Programs Director at [email protected].