We are a network of young professionals who organize fundraising and networking events for pro-choice women running for office. We aim to empower young people to take part in the democratic process by investing in women candidates.
How it Works
InvestHER holds monthly networking and fundraising events for pro-choice women candidates running for office. These events will take place on the first Thursday of each month. For fundraising events, each attendee agrees to make a $50 donation ($25 for students/members) directly to the candidates. These events provide a powerful networking opportunity, not just with the women running for office, but also with the other young professionals near you!
We also share candidate profiles, blogs, sister organization events, and more on our website.
Become a member!
You can also become an InvestHER member by making an annual $120 donation (or just $10/month). Members have special access to InvestHER events, receive exclusive InvestHER gear, and pay only $25 per candidate event!
After the 2016 Presidential Election, InvestHER founders Jennifer Benson and Jordan Henry decided it was time to get involved. Inspired by the work of Electing Women, an organization that raises money for pro-choice women candidates running for Governor, United States Senate, and President, InvestHER was created to build a network of young professionals to raise money for women running for office.
- 65% of Democratic women identify money as the top barrier to running for office.
- Only 8 United States Governors, 22 United States Senators, and 84 United States Representatives are women.
- The U.S. is ranked 94th in the world for the number of women represented in the national legislature.
- Women buy half of everything, except politics.
- In the 2010 election cycle, only 27% of total contributions to individual candidates were made by women.
- If women voters across parties give as little as $5 to one female candidate, it would be enough to run a female candidate in every House race with a budget of over $1 million each.
- In 2010, women made 30% of the total individual contributions to Democrats and just 25% of the total contributions to Republican candidates.
- Despite the gender gap in political giving, female candidates are great fundraisers. In 2010, female House incumbents raised approximately $100,000 more than their male peers and female challengers raised over $74,000 more than male peers.
Women's Campaign Forum, "Vote with your Purse - Lessons Learned: Women, Money, and Politics in the 2010 Election Cycle"