Let me put this in stark terms: most of our candidates are running in races that are "pure toss-ups," and if they don't win we will face two more years of an extreme conservative agenda that harm women and their families.
We kicked off the campaign year in March with the "Recharge, Recommit, and Reclaim NC" theme and ever since then our members have delivered critical resources to all our 2014 featured candidates.
Our sister organization, the Lillian's List Action Fund hosted their 2014 Issues Training last week. I want to share my reflections.
Mission: The mission of the Lillian's List Action Fund is to recruit and train progressive women to run for elected office at all levels in North Carolina.
Purpose: The purpose of the issues training is to give candidates and potential candidates the opportunity to learn more about important issues facing our state. Who was there: We had a great group of approximately 40 participants, 12 great presenters, 9 board members, 3 legislators, 3 public school teachers, 3 staff and one intern.