National Advisory Board
These women and men provide strategic advice and vision for Rise to Run. They represent a diverse set of experiences and come from industries inside and outside of politics. They are advising us in every aspect of the organization — from messaging to geographic priority to partnership development.
Chairwoman of the Rise to Run Advisory Board & Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
Former Congresswoman for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District
Congresswoman serving Washington's 7th District. She is the first Indian-American woman in the House of Representatives.
Education executive, activist, a co-founder of Stay Woke and Campaign Zero, and was a member of President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force. Packnett regularly contributes to Crooked Media’s “Pod Save the People”
Former National Deputy Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement, Hillary for America
National Co-Chair of the Women's March & Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice
The United States' third-ever Chief Technology Officer
National Co-Chair of the Women's March
A transgender activist and National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign
National Field Director at Voto Latino
Former South Carolina House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014; Youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor in 2014. Political commentator at CNN.
The Chief Executive Officer of Enplug, Inc. and youth advisory board member at the Lady Gaga Foundation
Co-founder and executive editor of Recode
Democratic strategist and former National Press Secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign
Former mayor of San Francisco and the Lieutenant Governor of California
Activist and Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media
Feminist activist, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Rise to Run.
These women are former or current candidates, and former or current elected officials who are leaders in their communities and embody our mission statement and values system. They serve as ongoing inspiration for the young women joining our Hubs and participating in our trainings. Trailblazers demonstrate that women of all different backgrounds, identities, abilities, and faiths can and should run for office.
A national organizer of the Women’s March on Washington and former New York State Assembly candidate
Durham City Councilwoman in North Carolina, director of operations for Southern Vision Alliance and Black Lives Matter activist;
A Missouri State Representative and a founding member of the St. Louis Rescue & Restore Coalition
Wisconsin State Representative and the first Latina elected to the state legislature.
The first female and first African American to serve as State Representative of the 164th district of Pennsylvania
Represents the tenth district in the Nevada Senate and executive director of the Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project
Kentucky State Representative and former member of the Louisville City Council
Missouri State Representative from Ferguson
Currently running for Congress in TX-07 and founder of http://dailyaction.org
A student leader at Howard University and the youngest elected official in the history of the nation’s capital