Allies can be distinguished from Partners in that allies are not seeking an MOU with RepresentWomen and aren’t necessarily working on one of RepresentWomen's Signature Solutions. Allies are organizations or individuals who are active in improving representation and advancing democracy reform (e.g. RCV, multi-member districts, gender balanced PAC funding targets, legislative rules changes, open primaries, etc.) in their localities.
RepresentWomen can provide Allies with resources and tools, access to RepresentWomen’s networks, and with expert testimony for legislation hearings.
Research and Resources
- As much as possible, we can help with state and/or city-specific research requests
- E.g., “Could you please dig into the San Bernardino, CA data for what type of gender gap there is for women and women of color elected to office in San Bernardino?”
- Provide full access to our Equip Packages, which include key resources and graphics related to democracy reform (e.g. RCV, multi-member districts, gender balanced PAC funding targets, legislative rules changes, etc.) and representation
- Op-eds, blogs, and other published pieces: providing data for your publications, elevating your published pieces within our networks and social media
- Provide expert testimony in legislation hearings
- Provide policy briefs
- Provide legislative or rule language
Outreach and Relationship-building
- Help create linkages and build partnerships between democracy organizations and the women’s representation community
- Seek out opportunities to mention/uplift/promote participation in your activities
- Be an expert speaker in your webinars or events on how your reform affects representation of women