Francesca Larson

  • published Coaching Sessions CTA in Coaching Sessions 2021-04-06 12:59:50 -0400

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  • published Coaching Sessions Signup in Coaching Sessions 2021-04-06 12:56:54 -0400
  • published Coaching Sessions Hero Image in Coaching Sessions 2021-04-06 12:51:17 -0400

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  • published Coaching Sessions Hero in Coaching Sessions 2021-04-06 12:30:16 -0400

    COACHING SESSIONS

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    In recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the number of women seeking and winning elected office. Despite being 51% of the nation’s population, women are still less than 25% of elected state officials. We need a monumental, positive shift in women’s representation to reach parity in elected offices throughout the nation.

    We have pinpointed three key states where we can train enough women to create gender-equal state legislatures: Georgia, Minnesota, and New York. Help us propel 127 women to run and win – thus shifting these legislatures to 51% women by 2024.

    Are you considering running for office? Or do you know someone that should? Sign up or nominate someone below.

  • published Your Kitchen Cabinet in How to Run 2020-12-18 17:25:49 -0500
  • published Events 2020-12-11 12:48:51 -0500

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  • published Run 51 2020-11-19 17:47:43 -0500
  • published Will You Nominate Someone? in Run 51 2020-11-19 11:56:49 -0500

    GIVING AN EXTRA BOOST

    Will You Nominate Someone?

    Women govern differently.

    Studies show women are more collaborative, bi-partisan, and work on policies that more often benefit the common good and vulnerable populations. Nominate a woman you think would do an amazing job.

  • published Season 2 Episode 6 in Season 2 2020-11-03 14:20:44 -0500

    Episode 6

    EPISODE 6

    REPRESENTATION. WHAT DO WE DESERVE?

    What type of democracy do we deserve? We deserve a democracy that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. In short, one that is grassroots and representative. This week’s Your Kitchen Cabinet will engage in an intimate conversation with Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab and feature performances by spoken words artist, Julissa Contreras, and singer Abbie Npauj Lee as we explore how we can transform our democracy and push it closer to the true promise of liberty and justice for all.

    Experts: Julissa Contreras, Creator, Ladies Who Bronché; Alicia Garza, Principal at the Black Futures Lab; Abbie Npauj Lee, Singer;

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Resource List [download]

    This I Believe Group Exercise Worksheet [download]

    If I Want to Get Free By Julissa Contreras [download]

  • published Season 2 Episode 5 in Season 2 2020-11-03 14:14:14 -0500

    Episode 5

    EPISODE 5

    COMMERCE. WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT?

    Throughout American history, the labor and property of Black, Indigenous and People of Color have been commodified to increase the wealth of white people, where in “a capitalist economic system, commodification is the transformation of goods, services, ideas, nature, personal information and people into commodities or objects of trade.” But what would it look like if Black, Indigenous and People of Color owned their own labor? What has happened when they strived to touch the sun? And what can lawmakers do to create a more equitable economy?

    Experts: Karlos K. Hill, Associate Professor and Chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Nkuli Shongwe, Community Wealth Building Coordinator, Nexus Community Partners; Urvashi Banerjea, Co-Chair of Women Advancing Microfinance NY; Briana Sidney, Worker/ Owner, Mandela Grocery

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Resource List [download]

  • published Season 2 Episode 4 in Season 2 2020-11-03 13:45:53 -0500

    Episode 4

    EPISODE 4

    RULE OF LAW. WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT?

    On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police. His death ignited an international outcry that Black Lives Matter and illuminated other cases of police brutality and lack of accountability. What does the rule of law, and conversely, justice for all truly mean? This week’s Your Kitchen Cabinet will explore different ways of thinking, speaking and working towards a safer community and justice for all.

    Experts: Vanessa Cooksey, Board of Directors, Vote Run Lead; Natalie Parks, CEO & Founder, Behavior Leader, Inc.; Jehmu Greene, Vote Run Lead Board Member, Founder of Barbara’s Legacy, FOX News Political Analyst; Leslie Herod, Colorado State Representative

    Resources:

    Resource List [download]

    Case Study on Camden Police Department [download]

  • published Season 2 Episode 3 in Season 2 2020-11-03 13:32:56 -0500

    Episode 3

    EPISODE 3

    CITIZENSHIP. WHO ARE WE?

    When the Founding Fathers declared independence from the British Empire, they were in essence saying we do not want to belong to you anymore. They sought to create a new country and a new government to oversee the 2.5 million people living in the 13 colonies. But half of those people were enslaved. Were they given citizenship in this new country?  So who really belonged in this new country? Even nowadays we ask ourselves, who truly counts in the United States and who gets counted? This week’s Your Kitchen Cabinet will explore the technicalities of citizenship, and notions of belonging in the United States and how those notions play out today with the recent citizenship question on the US Census. Moreover, we will explore times in our history when the legalities of citizenship were overshadowed with racism.

     

    Experts: Kathy Masaoka, Co chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress; Eric Foner, Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University; Karen Ishizuka, Ph.D., writer, and chief curator, Japanese American National Museum

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Resource List [download]

    Case Study on Thind vs. US [download]

     

  • published Season 2 Kitchen Cabinet Conversations in Season 2 2020-11-03 13:24:37 -0500

    Bonus: Kitchen Cabinet Conversations

    KITCHEN CABINET CONVERSATIONS

    W. DR. LINDA BURKE, MD, MS, FACOG, BLOGGER, AND FOUNDER OF THE SMART MOTHER'S GUIDE AND CEO OF PERINATAL SOLUTIONS LLC

     

    Dr. Linda Burke talks to our very own Zanade Mann about the history, commodification and treatment of Black lives in medical research.

     

    KITCHEN CABINET CONVERSATIONS

    W. KEESHA GASKINS, ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE PROGRAM & RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE & ALEJANDRA CASTILLO, CEO OF YWCA USA

     

    Erin will go live with Alejandra Castillo, President of YWCA USA and Keesha Gaskins-Nathan of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Democratic Practice Program & Racial Justice Initiative for ideas and actions you can take to create fair districts maps and get everyone counted for the U.S. Census.

     

    KITCHEN CABINET CONVERSATIONS

    W. ZULFAT SUARA, NASHVILLE AT-LARGE COUNCIL MEMBER

    Join us for Kitchen Cabinet Conversations with Zulfat Suara, Nashville At-Large Council Member where she will share her expertise on city budgeting,how the government budget can be intentional about communities of color, and her role within the Nashville Metro Council.

     

    KITCHEN CABINET CONVERSATIONS

    W. CORI BUSH & TISHAURA JONES

    Celebrate with us at the Season 2 Finale of Kitchen Cabinet Conversations with two Radical Leaders we deserve! Cori Bush and St. Louis Treasurer, Tishaura Jones will talk with Erin about their recent victories, the critical work in Missouri, and how you can take the lead in your community. Thursday, August 20 at 1pm EST Live on Facebook and YouTube.

     

     

  • published Season 1 Episode 6 in Season 1 2020-11-03 13:00:42 -0500

    Episode 6

    EPISODE 6

    YOUR KITCHEN CABINET: RESISTANCE, RESILIENCE, AND RENEWAL: JOYFUL LEADERSHIP IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

    The first stay at home order in the United States and its Territories was signed on March 15, 2020 by Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced. Since then the world has turned upside down. We know these unprecedented times are calling us to live, act, and think differently. How should we meet this moment? How can we be shining lights in these dark days? And what new world do we want to birth? Please join us for an hour of exploration and celebration.

    Experts:

     

    Pakou Hang, Chief Program Officer, Vote Run Lead; Linda Leu, Executive Director and instructor, IMPACT Bay Area; Ari Afsar, Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller; Naomi Ko, Filmmaker, Cultural Producer, Actor; Rhonda Briggins, Co-Founder and Board Member, Vote Run Lead and National Co-Chair for Social Action, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

     

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Letter To the Old Me [download]

  • published Season 1 Episode 5 in Season 1 2020-11-03 12:55:27 -0500

    Episode 5

    EPISODE 5

    YOUR KITCHEN CABINET: DIGITAL CAMPAIGNING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

    This week’s “Your Kitchen Cabinet” call will explore how to elevate your digital campaign in the time of COVID-19. What digital tools can be swapped in for traditional face to face activities? What are best practices around peer to peer SMS tactics? What hacks, devices or shortcuts can bolster your digital plan? We will answer all this and more.This week our Cabinet Member experts will give you real tips, advice on what tools to use, and social media hacks to connect with your community and break through the noise. Join us to access secret hacks that industry professionals use to meaningfully connect with communities.

    Experts:

    Pakou Hang, Chief Program Officer, Vote Run Lead; Zanade Mann, Director of Digital Strategy, Vote Run Lead; Beth Becker, Founder, Becker Digital Strategies; Char Singleton,Senior Organizer, Resistance Labs;

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Zanade’s Deck [download]

    Candidate Brand Intake Form [download]

    Top Tips for Digital Campaigning [download]

    Email Tex [download]

  • published Season 1 Episode 3 in Season 1 2020-11-03 12:38:54 -0500

    Episode 3

    EPISODE 3

    YOUR KITCHEN CABINET: WHAT ARE VOTERS THINKING AND HOW SHOULD CAMPAIGNS MESSAGE TO THEM

    We will be focusing on what voters are thinking and feeling and how should campaigns message or communicate with them in this time of COVID-19. No one has campaigned in a global pandemic before so how does the campaigning message change?

    Experts: Nichole M. Bauer, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University; Christy Setzer, President and Founder of New Heights Communications; Jane Inez Rayburn, Vice President at EMC Research

     

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Jane Rayburn Deck [download]

    Nichole Bauer Deck [download]

  • published Season 1 Episode 4 in Season 1 2020-11-03 12:30:47 -0500

    Episode 4

    EPISODE 4

    YOUR KITCHEN CABINET: SEEKING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: CAMPAIGNS, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND COVID-19: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN VOTE RUN LEAD AND NEW AMERICAN LEADERS

    Contrary to popular rhetoric, COVID-19 is not the great equalizer. While it can affect everyone equally, disproportionately, communities of color and indigenous communities have been physically and financially harmed. Moreover, Asian American have seen a dramatic increase in hate crimes and hateful speech spurred by irresponsible references to the virus and Asia. This week’s “Your Kitchen Cabinet” call will explore how generations of inequity are playing out during this pandemic. Through a series of activities, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences and think of how they want to, and can, use their time, talent, relationships and campaigns to be of service with and for the most impacted communities of COVID-19

    Experts:

    Pakou Hang, Chief Program Officer, Vote Run Lead; Irene Godinez, Vice President of Programs, New American Leaders; Raquel Castañeda-López, Board Member, Detroit City Council Member for District 6; Shannon Garrett, Chief Strategy Officer for the Michigan Women's Commission
    Julie Gonzales, Colorado State Senator for District 34; Jehmu Greene, Founder, Barbara’s Legacy; Tishaura Jones, Treasurer for the City of St. Louis, MO; Juanita Lewis, Hudson Valley Organizing Director at Community Voices Heard; Eva Masadiego, National Director of Leadership Programs, New American Leaders; Prairie Rose Seminole, Policy Analyst; Raquel Teran, Arizona State Representative for District 30; Lea Webb, Former Binghamton City Council Member; Faith Winter, Colorado State Senator for District 24;

    Resources:

    Deck [download]

    Seeking the Beloved Community: Campaigns, Communities of Color and COVID-19 Activities Worksheet [download]

    How To Engage With Communities Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19 [download]

  • published Season 1 Episode 2 in Season 1 2020-11-02 17:14:07 -0500

    Episode 2

    EPISODE 2

    YOUR KITCHEN CABINET: PROTECT THE VOTE, PROTECT DEMOCRACY

    Whether you’re running for office, working on a campaign or protecting our democracy, Vote Run Lead is here for you. Each week, three “Cabinet Members'' will go online to answer your questions, give your real-time advice and fact-based information. Let our experts serve as your personal Kitchen Cabinet!

    Experts: Amber McReynolds, CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute & Coalition
    JoCasta Zamarripa, Milwaukee City Council--8th District
    Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Democratic Practice Program & Racial Justice Initiative

    Resources:
    Deck [download]

    TOP TIPS: Fundraising While Social Distancing  [download]

    TOP TIPS: Direct Voter Contact While Social Distancing [download]

  • published Modal 2020-09-29 15:58:09 -0400

    Let's Do This.

    Stakes are high, and it's our time to lead.

    Our nation needs a government that fosters an equitable democracy.

    Together, we can make a lasting change. 

    Learn How To Run

     

  • published Map in Home 2020-07-11 15:05:33 -0400

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