Learn about Women Candidates and help TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT!
Are you looking for an election- related activity for your Women’s Caucus?
A record number of Women are running for office this year! DA Global Women’s Caucus does not endorse specific candidates in democratic primaries but we do encourage our members to dig in and find out all they can about candidates and races in their own States, and to vote in the special elections and primaries!
Now is the time to do your research!
A fun way to learn more about some of the hundreds of amazing new women running for office is with a “Candidate Show and Tell” party. Each participant comes with interesting information about a favorite candidate to share with others. Discussion could include examining commonalities and differences between our Democrat candidates.
- A mock election could make it fun!
- Make voter registration part of your event by asking everyone to request their ballot from votefromabroad.org right on the spot.
- Mark your calendars: All kinds of information on voting, including a complete schedule of primaries and deadlines can be found on the DA website Voter’s section.
- Learn about how DA Phonebanking works, show our DA Introduction to Phonebanking Video and practice together.
- Consider making your event a “state snack potluck.” Encourage members to bring a dish typical of their own state.
Here are a few of the best resources for researching candidates:
- Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) http://cawp.rutgers.edu/home
- Emily’s List https://www.emilyslist.org/
- Black Women in Politics http://database.blackwomeninpolitics.com/
A Searchable list of 514 black women candidates running for office in 2018
- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) http://www.dlcc.org/ Focused on Statehouse elections
- Ballotpedia https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page The encyclopedia of American Politics (great place to research primary candidates and local races)
- Vote Smart https://votesmart.org/ Massive Databank of facts and statistics on thousands of politicians
Please do make sure to remind everyone that DA does not support any candidates in the primaries. Every one of them is a talented Democrat and we love them all!