Oklahoma needs more women willing to run for and serve in public office.
Oklahoma is almost last in the nation for women serving in the state legislature, at only 14%. We need a legislature that is more reflective of the people it serves in order to make sure women’s voices are heard.
Women bring a new perspective to lawmaking, and it is women who will bring about real changes that will improve the lives of all Oklahomans.
Running for office can feel daunting. Fears, doubts, and concerns abound, especially when one feels isolated or unprepared.
Do any of these sound familiar?
How do you know? Let’s talk about it.
Sally’s List is here to help! We work with our candidates both one on one and in small group settings, focusing on the needs of the individual.
Sally’s List will teach you how, as well as assist you in identifying your personal donors.
Good news. You’re in the right place! We can help you from here.
We need mothers in the legislature too! Your perspective is uniquely qualified to guide policies meant to help mothers and their children.
Not a deal breaker, trust us.
Something that Sally’s List will always do, is be honest with you. Sometimes it’s not the right time, and that’s ok. We still want to talk to you.
Many men lawmakers are also the sole income for their households. However, if finances is something you are worried about, let’s talk about it. You don’t have to be independently wealthy to run for office.
Sally’s List will help you identify what you do have and connect you with what you don’t. If we can’t do it, we find someone who can!
One of the many services we offer our candidates is speaking lessons. We will also help you with your ‘stump speech’ and messaging.
Just like not having children, this isn’t a deal breaker. Neither are some lawmakers, both male and female.
See “I’m not married”
Your viability as a candidate is something we take into consideration, but we also know there are different ways to serve your community. Let’s talk about it.
Sometimes now isn’t the right time, but it can never be too early to start preparing. We have candidates already in training for the next couple of election cycles.
There are men who run in there mid twenties and early 80s for office. If you are at least 21 and an Oklahoma citizen, you aren’t too young or old.
There are many ways to make a differences in your community and state. From school board to the state legislature and beyond, women’s voices are needed across Oklahoma, at all levels.
The first steps are very important, and recognizing the time and place in which you want to serve is something both Sally’s List and you as a candidate must consider. Reaching out to us as soon as possible greatly increases your chances of success.