Donate so women can stand for election in May 2020
Across the country, women are holding together local communities, addressing unmet local needs and bringing about change. Women of colour, disabled women, working class women, carers, single parents. Women keeping schools open, or campaigning for safer streets, women running foodbanks and refuges. Women organising community meals, litter picks, co-working spaces and childcare solutions. Women campaigning and doing. Women in action. These are the ideas that need to be shared. These are the voices that need to be heard. These are the leaders and representatives that we all need.
Standing for election is expensive - that’s why the system looks the way it does
Standing for election costs money. Women earn less than men. They are more likely to be working on jobs that we value and pay less. And they are more likely to be doing unpaid care work. That means without financial support many women either can’t stand, or can't campaign as effectively.
We have been contacted by countless women who are standing for election but struggling to stay in the race because of the costs - for travel, childcare, printing materials, social media advertising, and more. These women want to change their communities for the better but without the financial support to stand for election many are forced to drop out of the contest altogether.
Help us fund the next generation of female leaders from villages, towns and cities right across the UK to stand for election in May 2020
Men outnumber women by two to one in Parliament and across local councils. There are even fewer women in politics who are disabled, from ethnic minority backgrounds or working class. But the people least represented by politics are exactly the people we need to make politics work for all of us.
We are setting a fundraising target of £50,000 to fund 10 female candidates in May 2020 elections. We have already received many applications from women struggling to meet the costs of standing for election who would like our support.
Help us rebuild a political system from the grassroots up, so women can represent all of our communities in all of our diversity
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