IT’S TIME TO DISRUPT NYC POLITICS AND BUILD REAL, REPRESENTATIVE POWER -
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Amplify Her is a New York City-wide organization created to directly address women’s shocking underrepresentation in the City’s elected offices. With passionate volunteers and an increased and engaged voter base, we power progressive women candidates’ campaigns to win primaries. Our mission is to amplify women’s voices so our values and diversity are represented across NYC. Click to view highlights of our first year
52% of NYC residents are women AND YET THIS IN THIS ‘PROGRESSIVE’ CITY
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A WOMAN MAYOR
CURRENTLY WOMEN HOLD NO CITYWIDE OFFICES
76% of CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE MEN
how we amplify her
While there are numerous important organizations working to recruit and train women candidates, there is little financial and logistical support for women candidates while they’re actually running. At the same time, in New York City, Democrats outnumber Republicans 7 to 1, making primaries critical in determining whether a woman candidate will advance or not.
To support women running for office, Amplify Her recruits committed volunteers, registers new voters and builds the power of those who are often neglected by status quo politics. With a grassroots approach to campaigning and fundraising, Amplify Her is working to change the face of politics—so it looks like us.
BEHIND EVERY GREAT WOMAN
Amplify Her is proud to launch #BehindEveryGreatWoman to showcase the brilliant organizers, volunteers and staffers working for and with the women in politics we already know. No political campaign happens singlehandedly, and the women behind the scenes deserve as much recognition as those at the forefront.
This month we feature the one and only Naureen Akhter, the Organizing Director for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 campaign.
Amplify Her will continue to highlight the achievements and voices of extraordinary women making a difference in NYC politics. Contact us with suggestions for powerful and passionate women to be featured.
**Trans women are women. We support progressive cis and trans women running for office in New York, and we welcome trans men, gender nonconforming and non-binary folx to become Amplify Her members. Please let us know if you have suggestions for how we can improve our language or practices to be more inclusive and welcoming.