She Should Run

She Should Run

Illustrated gif by Libby VanderPloeg

Illustrated gif by Libby VanderPloeg

She Should Run believes that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that our country will benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences. They provide the spark for women’s political careers by inspiring more women to consider public office, and they make the case that public service matters. She Should Run knows that when women run for office they win at the same rates as men. Yet women are not encouraged and recruited at the same rate as men. Unique among other traditional organizations that recruit specific women for specific seats, their goal is to expand the community of women considering public service as a leadership path.

Results:
Over 100K women from all walks of life have been encouraged to consider public office through She Should Run’s Ask a Woman to Run program. Their multi-platform ongoing awareness and action campaigns continue to make the case for women’s representation in elected leadership. And their content exclusively developed for the community of women poised for future leadership has garnered thousands of downloads. 

To learn more about She Should Run, click here to go to their website and please consider a small donation of $5 or more to support female leadership in America.


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"Given that over half of the U.S. population is female, it's important that we as women position ourselves to be key players in shaping the direction of our political landscape. As of 2016, women make up just 24.4% of representatives in state legislatures*. She Should Run has bipartisan initiatives to address and combat this discrepancy between population and representation. They not only encourage women to run for office, but they offer resources to aid in a more viable, successful, candidacy.  What I hope women will recognize in themselves and in one another is that we can be heroes. We have the strength, the ideas, and the commitment to make a positive impact in the world."
 

My name is Libby VanderPloeg and I'm an illustrator and designer living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. I grew up in Michigan on the edge of the Great Lakes dunes in a little town called Grand Haven. Since then, I've lived in Grand Rapids, Chicago, New York, and Stockholm. My work comes out of my deep affinity for storytelling, music, letterforms, printed ephemera, and wildlife.  When I'm not drawing and painting, you might find me enjoying a flaky pastry or going for a run (one begets the other).

*source: National Conference of State Legislatures, website.


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