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What Is Ruth’s List?

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WHAT IS RUTH’S LIST?

Ruth’s List is the ONLY organization in the state that recruits, trains, mentors, and elects progressive women at all levels.

We are building a bench of powerhouse women who will fight for public education, the environment, and women’s rights.

MEET THE TEAM

RLF was founded by former Florida CFO, Alex Sink, who saw the need for a bench of dynamic women all across Florida. Interim CEO, Barbara Zdravecky, operates a small but mighty staff along with thousands of volunteers in key areas across the state to get elected.

WHO SUPPORTS RUTH’S LIST?

RLF is funded by progressive donors all across Florida who believe that when women lead, our state is better. These are small business owners, large companies, activists, institutional organizations and former elected officials.

WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?

Ruth’s List provides a concierge service to women free of cost to them. Staff helps build their budgets, campaign plans, trains their staffers, teaches them how to raise money, how to perfect their messaging, debate prep and so much more!

WHY NOW?

We are in the middle of a movement at a pivotal time in our country’s history. More than ever, women are making history all across the country. Our elected women are doctors, lawyers, activists, millennials, and veterans. They are as dynamic and diverse as the districts they represent. They took back the U.S. House and Florida and elected the first woman to the position of Commissioner of Agriculture. Women who had never run before stood up for their communities and won.

An investment in RLF is an investment in leadership. Become a member.

OUR STRATEGY WORKS

Ruth’s List has had 143 wins and has worked with 2,100 women. We have raised over $5 million for our candidates.
We helped flip 21 seats from red to blue in the 2018 cycle. We continue to be intently focused on recruiting and electing women of color. Nearly 40 percent of our victories in 2018 were women of color.

OUR VICTORIES HAVE MADE “HER-STORY”

A few of our stories:

  • Nikki Fried became the first woman to be elected to the position of Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Janet Cruz, a healthcare executive and former House Minority Leader, won her race against an incumbent who wanted to arm teachers.
  • Fentrice Driskelll is an attorney and Harvard graduate who unseated a Republican incumbent.
  • Orange County officially has an all-female School Board with the election of Karen Castor Dentel and Johanna Lopez.

 

Our misson ststement: Ruth’s List helps progressive women run inspiring, local campaigns that WIN.
We identify, recruit, train, mentor and elect Democratic pro-choice women to all levels of office in Florida.

For investment opportunities, please contact Sierra Fareed.

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