Happy Birthday!

Perhaps you're not into donating directly to campaigns. I'm happy to have a chat about why I think that's ridiculous, but I'm not taking that as an excuse. These are organizations that I'm actively involved with and that will get you a tax-deduction for your donation:

Emerge America - I was on the organizing committee for getting a New York chapter set up, and am now a committee member for that chapter. The recruit, train and support Democratic women running for office with a ridiculously high success rate.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund - I actually recorded my experienced with Planned Parenthood and turned it over to them to use in their lobbying work. That was hugely personal and terrifying, and is worth a few dollars of validation.

National Organization for Women - They hosted the first event I went to after Trump was elected. Gloria Steinem popped up, made me cry and gave me a reason to re-activate myself. I aspire to be on their board one day.

Emily's List - I've been to a full-day training with them, too. They've been making this real for women since a time when I didn't realize how necessary it was.

Can you tell it's fucking hard to convince women they're prepared to run? I've been to a 1-day Emerge training, a 3-day Vote Run Lead training, a 1-day Emily's list training, I'm doing a 9-month public service fellowship right now, and I want to do the full 6 month Emerge training. And I'm still not convinced that I can run for office...ever. That's why these organizations are important - they're helping to show women that it's possible in a number of different ways. Maybe together, it'll be enough to make it stick.

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