Voters that share our members’ values show that equity-focused leadership is the future.
Across the country, we saw many historic wins this Election Day, including the first Black governor in the state of Maryland, the first openly lesbian governor in the state of Massachusetts, and the first Afro-Cuban elected for Congress.
Alongside these wins, a diverse group of LEE members also won big this November 8, showing that candidates with equity-minded leadership are the future in our country.
Congratulations to the 114 members that were on ballots in 28 states this past Tuesday.
Of these leaders, 60% identify as a person of color, 50% identify as women, and 38% were first-time candidates. We’re even more proud to report that about 70% of LEE members who ran, won!
We thank these incredible members for stepping forward and for putting children and communities first.
By dedicating themselves to civic leadership, they play a key role in strengthening our democracy and supporting their community. So do others who lent their support from volunteering on behalf of candidates and ballot initiatives, to organizing in communities or simply showing up for democracy by voting and encouraging others to do the same, our members have helped push our country forward.
LEE members demonstrate that we need more inclusive policies and forward-looking leaders. The shift towards a more representative democracy is promising and gives hope for the next generation of students in our country.
Join us in celebrating the LEE Members for stepping up and running on behalf of kids in their communities.
Ready to Step Forward? You’re invited to LEE’s December Workshops
- LEE’s virtual People of Color Political Leadership Program starts December 5, 2022. Learn more.
- LEE’s one-day National Fundamentals of Organizing and Civic Leadership Workshop is on December 10, 2022. Register today.
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LEE staff is devoted to supporting members as they grow and implement their visions for equity. No question is too large or too small. Reach out to your LEE contact to get started.