Ready To Run?

Oklahoma is 42nd in the nation for women serving in state legislature. If women’s voices are going to be heard, we need a legislature that reflects the people it serves, and that means we need more women in public office.

WHY AREN’T MORE WOMEN RUNNING?

  • Women face unique expectations and barriers.
  • Women are often their own worst critics, believing they are unqualified or unprepared to run for public office.
  • Women typically will not run unless asked, and too few women are asked.

 

Running for office can feel daunting.
Do any of these sound familiar?

I’m not prepared
I don’t know how to raise money
I don’t know where to start
I have children
I don’t have children
I am the caregiver for my parents
I’m the breadwinner/the only income for my household


I don’t have enough resources
I’m not a good public speaker
I’m not married
I’m divorced
I’m a gender or racial minority
I haven’t done enough yet
I’m too young/old

SALLY’S LIST IS HERE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME THESE BARRIERS SO YOU CAN ACHIEVE A SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

HOW CAN YOU SERVE?

From school board to state legislature and beyond, we need women’s voices
at every level of leadership.

POTENTIAL OFFICES:
Local – City Council, School Board, Mayor, etc.
County – County Commissioner, Sheriff, etc.
State – State Representative, State Senator, Governor, Lt. Governor, etc.
Federal – US House, US Senate

 

Sally's List

So You Think
You Want To Run...

Reaching out to Sally’s List is the first step. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can provide the support and training you need to get elected.

What’s next?