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Run for office

Local government needs leaders like you. If you’re not sure where to get started, you can connect with organizations from both sides of the aisle to attend a training, join a cohort of other candidates, or just to learn more about what it takes to run a successful campaign.

Remember– there are SO MANY elected positions you may be qualified for! You can help rally voters and nominate leaders within your party as a Committeewoman… or advance environmental justice through the construction of safe waterways on the Water Reclamation District Board. If you are passionate about serving your community, there’s an elected office for you!

Women’s Public Leadership Network
newamericanleaders.org

Women’s Public Leadership Network educates, organizes, and inspires women to enter public office across the United States.

APAICS Women’s Collective
apaics.org

The Women’s Collective aims to build a community that inspires and supports AAPI women to become politically engaged by leading the national conversation on AAPI women representation in politics, uplifting AAPI women in politics, creating resources and tools for AAPI women to increase representation in public service, and to connect leaders and stakeholders.

New American Leaders
newamericanleaders.org

A growing movement of immigrants, refugees, and their allies who are willing to shake up the status quo to create an inclusive democracy for all Americans.

Republican Women For Progress
gopwomenforprogress.org

We believe that Republican women deserve to speak up, not stand aside, that we need to connect better, smarter, that being engaged in American politics is mission critical.

Run For Something
runforsomething.net

Run for Something works with progressive Millennials and Gen-Zers running for local office for the first or second time.

IGNITE
ignitenational.org

IGNITE is a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.

Higher Heights For America
higherheightsforamerica.org

Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and our allies to unleash our collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office.

Get involved with local campaigns and politics

From infrastructure to immigration, criminal justice reform to the climate crisis, almost every political issue trickles down to decisions being made at the local and state level. It’s up to each of us to stay informed and hold our leadership accountable: the future of our communities belongs to all of us.

Here’s how you can stay active, engaged, and informed:

  • Do you know who represents you? See a list of your local electeds by entering your address here. Set a goal for yourself: in the next month, can you attend an event or office hours for one of your representatives? 
  • Do you know who’s currently running for State Representative in your district? How about Sheriff?  You can research and save your sample ballot in the leadup to every election right here. And as a bonus: if you find a local candidate that inspires you, make a donation or offer to volunteer! 
  • What are the issues of greatest concern for your town, your neighborhood, your block? Most of us can answer this question at the national and state level, but if you’re not tuned into what’s at stake in your hyper-local community, attend a public meeting. Sign up for newsletters from your elected officials. Join your block club. Talk to your neighbors, educate yourself, and get advocating.

Get involved with local campaigns and politics

From infrastructure to immigration, criminal justice reform to the climate crisis, almost every political issue trickles down to decisions being made at the local and state level. It’s up to each of us to stay informed and hold our leadership accountable: the future of our communities belongs to all of us.

Here’s how you can stay active, engaged, and informed:

  • Do you know who represents you? See a list of your local electeds by entering your address here. Set a goal for yourself: in the next month, can you attend an event or office hours for one of your representatives? 
  • Do you know who’s currently running for State Representative in your district? How about Sheriff?  You can research and save your sample ballot in the leadup to every election right here. And as a bonus: if you find a local candidate that inspires you, make a donation or offer to volunteer! 
  • What are the issues of greatest concern for your town, your neighborhood, your block? Most of us can answer this question at the national and state level, but if you’re not tuned into what’s at stake in your hyper-local community, attend a public meeting. Sign up for newsletters from your elected officials. Join your block club. Talk to your neighbors, educate yourself, and get advocating.

Educate yourself about policy solutions

Women are running for office in America in greater numbers than ever before in our country’s history.

But it’s not enough. Systemic barriers and cultural biases still deter qualified women from running in the first place, subject them to greater scrutiny when they do step forward, and continue to plague women once elected.

In order to achieve parity in our lifetimes, we must advocate for systems and policies to help level the playing field.

Host a screening & discussion of the film

We want you to watch Represent and talk about it– with your friends, your colleagues, your book clubs, and your political organizations. 

If you’re interested in setting up a screening of the film, we’re here to help! Please read our FAQs and fill out this form when you’re ready. We’ll get back to you ASAP with next steps. 

Screening FAQs

Are screenings in 2020 virtual or in-person? 

Until public health guidelines allow for larger in-person gatherings, we are mostly encouraging virtual screenings of the film through one of our online platforms. 

For theatrical screenings or other distribution inquiries, please contact our partners at Music Box Films.

Do I need to be affiliated with a major organization to host a screening? 

No! We’d love to support your screening whether you want to book the film for the Congressional Women’s Caucus or for your monthly book club. 

Is there a fee?

Yes. We calculate the fee based on a number of factors, including: is the event private, or open to the public? Do you plan on selling tickets? Which of our online platforms would you like to use? We are happy to offer discounts for educational institutions and smaller nonprofits. After you submit our screening inquiry form, we’ll get back to you to work through pricing details.

What kind of support does the fee cover?

Once you book your screening, we’ll provide you with a virtual screening toolkit, which includes the following:

  • A checklist to help you plan your event
  • Sample invitation language, social media graphics, and a link to our digital poster
  • A guide with questions to help spark your post-screening discussion

We’ll set you up on an online platform that will meet your event needs, whether it’s a private download you want to share with a group to watch on their own or a link that allows for everyone to watch and tune in together for discussion at a specific time.

Are members of the filmmaking team or subjects from the film available to speak?

Generally speaking, yes! We do ask for a small honorarium to be paid for their time, but if you are interested in booking someone from the film, please let us know and we’ll confirm their availability.

 

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