The last five days have left us asking: If there were more women in the Senate, would it have taken this long for a woman accusing a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault to have a chance to be heard?
We think not. That’s why for three years, we’ve been supporting women running for political office by using crowdfunding to help them build the financial support they need. Statistics show that women candidates rely more on smaller, individual donations, meaning they have to spend more time raising than campaigning.
Crowdfunding helps close that gap, by allowing candidates and donors to pool their power. This collective power that women can wield is clearly needed more than ever—and has maybe never had more potential.
We’re asking you to help keep our crowdfunding platform running through November 2018, 2019 and 2020 by chipping in $25 or more to WomenCount right now.
The political arena needs WomenCount and organizations like us. As it says in our tagline, women make up just 20 percent of Congress, putting the US at 104th in the world for women’s representation in government.
It’s been 27 years since Anita Hill testified before Congress, and yet it feels like that confirmation hearing could have been yesterday. And as in 1992, this year could be another history-making election for women.
Will you help us keep riding this Blue Wave by chipping in $25 or more to WomenCount?
PS: You can also directly support women running to flip and hold US Senate seats by giving $5 or more to the candidates on our Take Back the Senate slate.