Equal Representation in the Equality State.
In 1869, Wyoming recognized women’s inherent right to vote and hold office. One hundred-fifty years after women’s suffrage, women across Wyoming have come together to support women through the Cowgirl Run Fund.
Founding Committee: Lisa Burridge, Natalia D. Macker, Renee Penton-Jones,
Ann Ruble, Lisa Scroggins, Jen Simon, and JoAnn Skeim-True.
WHAT IS THE COWGIRL RUN FUND?
The Cowgirl Run Fund is a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that supports women running for state and local office in Wyoming. Our mission is to help elect more women so that women’s voices are present in shaping public policy. Our goal is to build a pipeline of women who are seasoned in political leadership.
WHY DID YOU START THE COWGIRL RUN FUND?
150 years ago, Wyoming was the first place in the nation to recognize women’s inherent right to vote and hold office. But the Equality state now has the fewest women serving in elected office at the state and local levels. We’re committed to changing this.
WHO ARE YOU?
We are a group of women, across Wyoming, who hold diverse personal and political views, but have come together around the shared belief that women's voices must be part of shaping public policy. We are on all sides of issues, but share Wyoming values.
WHO DOES THE COWGIRL RUN FUND SUPPORT?
We’re here to support a broad coalition of women running for office. There are too few women in public office and we cannot expect a few women to represent all of us. We need more voices, more perspectives, and better representation of our Equality State values.
WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS FOR SUPPORTING CANDIDATES?
The Cowgirl Run Fund utilizes a brief questionnaire (available here) that must be completed by candidates and incumbents seeking our support. Candidates we assist will need to have demonstrated:
a history of support for other women
ongoing civic engagement
a clear campaign plan
the skills and capacity to mount a competitive campaign
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH COWGIRL RUN FUND?
Give! Make a donation to our PAC today!
Host! Host an event in your community in Wyoming to raise awareness, funds, and candidates.
Volunteer! Candidates always need support and we’d love to match you to a campaign.
Run! Run for office in Wyoming.