Run Women Run is a nonpartisan organization that inspires, recruits, and trains qualified, pro-choice women to seek elected and appointed office. Founded in 2008 by Barbara Bry, a high-tech entrepreneur and now San Diego City Councilmember, we mentor candidates to lead the charge for reproductive rights and equal representation. Our members participate in exclusive social events and professional trainings, and work together to choose our candidate endorsements.
Run Women Run is governed by a nine-member board of directors, led by President Michelle Burton
Run Women Run is a volunteer-driven organization. The best way for our members to get involved and to advance Run Women Run’s mission is by joining a committee. Committee members play an important role in program planning and execution, candidate research and endorsement, member recruitment and engagement, and communications.
Run Women Run supports bringing qualified, pro-choice women to elected office. Candidates requesting Run Women Run’s endorsement must complete our questionnaire, which includes detailed queries regarding support for legal, confidential, comprehensive reproductive healthcare and family-planning services. Candidates are scored on their pro-choice positions and viability; qualified candidates are invited to participate in an endorsement meeting. Any Run Women Run member in good standing at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting is eligible to vote on our endorsements.
To request Run Women Run’s endorsement and questionnaire or for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro Choice Criteria:
To be considered pro-choice, a candidate must at a minimum: