"There has never been a more important time for women to lift up their voices and make themselves heard. Reproductive rights, access to health care, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and immigrant rights are all on the line. Invest to Elect is a space for women to make real change by supporting candidates and elected officials who share our progressive values and commitment to equity and justice."
"As a female chef, a seat at the table is more than a saying to me, as it is truly what I have worked for and hoped for women since I was a young working person. This group empowers women and amplifies our voice. "
"I am learning so much about the political landscape and I feel so much more powerful investing in candidates in a meaningful and collective way while spending time with some of the most interesting women I have ever met. We are a women only group, which is a necessary space in this current political environment. We are not a PAC and therefore have no overhead; we invest directly in specific candidates we decide on with the priorities of how they will represent women and whether our investment has the ability to make a difference towards the outcome of their campaign."
"I wanted to feel empowered after a year of feeling hopeless. Even after the Woman's March, nothing seemed to phase anyone. The critics said it was just a bunch of pissed off women without any path to make change. Being in a room filled with strong, like-minded women, thinking strategically, and investing locally and nationally to take seats back, I had my first glimpse of real hope and progress. We can do this."
"We show up — We know what to do — We engage — and our donations go directly to our candidates. It’s just plain simple — Austin, TX very own invest to elect giving circle. It can’t be better than this."
"Invest to Elect is such an important group - instead of feeling frustrated about our national conversation and how it frequently leaves out women, we can make our voices heard by the candidates we support!"
"Every day there is a new way this President and the GOP are eroding the ethics standards. They are attempting to reshape our country in a way that discriminates against any gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity other than white Christian male. As a mother of two daughters, it is particularly difficult to watch the GOP's war on women, akin to the darkest days before 1973. I am so very thankful for the opportunity to participate in active change-making with a group of inspirational women."
"By pooling and committing our resources, we are able to reliably host successful, yet intimate, fundraisers. These events are opportunities to have substantive conversations with the candidates, thereby supporting and shaping policy-making that addresses the needs and concerns of women. Through our educational outreach programing, we encourage women of all ages and of all backgrounds to see political investing as an important way to affect change. Plus, I love spending time with this amazing group of women!"
We host regular fundraising events for candidates for U.S. Congress like Senators Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Tammy Baldwin and Claire McCaskill, Jacky Rosen and Kyrsten Sinema.
We host regular membership events, which are open to all current and prospective Invest to Elect members. These free events cover topics of interest like “Political Giving 101” and “What It Means to Lean In During the Age of Trump.”