Following the success we saw in the 2020 election, I'm proud to announce the League's new programmatic focus: Women Power Democracy.
Over the past year, we've seen countless challenges to our democracy in the forms of mis- and disinformation, gerrymandering, and voter suppression.
Women Power Democracy is four-pronged approach to building trust in our elections, growing our electorate, creating fair voter access, and ensuring community districting reflects our population.
Its components are:
- Democracy Truth Project: Countering mis- and disinformation in our government and advancing public understanding of the democratic process;
- Expand the Franchise: Increasing voter participation, with a focus on underrepresented populations and low-propensity voters;
- Democracy Defense Fund: Protecting voting rights and advancing a more equitable democracy through advocacy and voter protection efforts; and
- People Powered Fair Maps™: Leading with advocacy, public education, and organizing to create transparent, people-powered electoral maps and eliminate gerrymandering during 2021 redistricting.
This work will take shape through League activations, trainings, and workshops to support the public and position the League as a continued leader in these areas ahead of the midterm elections next year.
I can't wait to embark on this new chapter of advocacy with you.
Virginia Kase Solomón