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Due to the holiday crunch, Georgia’s WIN LIST has extended the recruitment process for the fourth year of our outstanding WIN Leadership Academy (WLA).  The new deadline is January 2, 2015

The WLA is an annual, year-long program to develop future women leaders for Georgia. The program includes leadership training and education in the inner workings of running a political campaign, as well as instruction on policy issues.

Classes are held monthly on evenings and weekends. Program instruction is provided by local and national experts, with training in skills from fundraising to messaging and policy development.

If you are considering running for political office now or sometime in the future, we encourage you to apply for the 2015 WIN Leadership Academy.  Or, if you know someone who you think would be a good candidate for the WLA, please forward this email.  The extended deadline for applicants is January 2, 2015.  The application can be obtained by clicking below:



January 28, 7:30-9:30am 
Central Presbyterian  (201 Washington St. 30303)

 Leah Ward Sears

Leah Ward Sears

Former Justice Sears is currently  a partner with the law firm of Schiff Hardin LLP where she leads the law firm’s Appellate Group.  She is the first African American female Chief Justice of any state’s highest appellate court in the United States, in which she served 17 years, including four years as Chief Justice. And, she is the first woman and youngest person to serve as a Fulton County Superior Court Judge, and first woman to win a contested statewide election.


Also featured:  A panel of our Endorsed Legislators on “The State of Women in Georgia” (a report card from the Center  for Progress),  upcoming legislation that will impact women and families throughout our state and why we must elect more progressive women to Change the Face of Power in Georgia.

And presenting our WIN Leadership Academy Graduates of 2014

While the news from the election was disappointing, there is still MUCH to be celebrated. Every one of Georgia’s WIN List endorsed Democratic candidates held her seat, several against very formidable odds. In addition, we are sending a new woman to the Georgia Senate, Elena Parent (and we never needed her courageous voice more than we do now). Elena will be a strong voice for our progressive values and we are so happy to have helped support her throughout her political career.
We have only begun to fight, but will need your help to build recruit and train women for the next cycle and beyond. 
Newly endorsed legislative candidates 2014
Thanks to all who worked with us to support and elect these outstanding women. Georgia’s WIN List has spent the last 15 years identifying, training, electing and protecting women to state offices. And more than ever, we are dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia!



We know you’re busy. So are we.

We know your inbox is full of messages about the upcoming election in Georgia.

We know you’re sick of the negative ads, tired of the promises and cringing at the thought of another person asking you for money.

We get it.

That’s why, today, we’re only asking you to do two things.

Vote, and take at least one woman with you.

Whether you take your mother, your sister, your daughter or your friend, when women vote, progressive candidates win.

This is important, so open up your calendar right now, pick your day and time, call your friend and make a date to vote.

Do it now, so it won’t get lost between finishing your project at work, picking your child up after school or the 100 other things that you’ll be juggling.


Because we can make history in Georgia THIS YEAR. Right here. Right now.

That’s right. The eyes of the nation are on Georgia because poll after poll shows we are on the brink of change.

Outstanding progressive candidates are locked in races that will be decided by razor-thin margins.

And if Georgia does change – if we elect more progressive leaders on November 4th, it will be because women vote – in large numbers.

Georgia’s conservative super majority has been a disaster for women. Thanks to them, Georgia women have become pawns in a high-stakes national strategy to overturn Roe v. Wade. They’ve even passed laws that restrict access to abortion in cases of rape and incest.

Yet, thanks to their policies, Georgia has become the most dangerous place in the nation for a woman to have a baby.

If you’re sick and tired of leaders who believe women should be forced to carry their rapist’s child to term but fail to make funding to support maternal health a priority, then you have a choice on Nov. 4th.

If you don’t like the direction our state is going, then, this year, your vote can make change possible.

Join us. Let’s make history in Georgia this year.

This week or on November 4th, will you pledge to vote?

Your vote – this year – can and will make all the difference.

Pledge to vote, and take at least one woman with you.


Lauren Benedict,
Chair, Georgia’s WIN List

Amy Morton,
Chair, Better Georgia

P.S.: We voted yesterday at lunchtime. Join us today, or make a pledge to vote here. We’re about to make history in Georgia, and we know you want to be a part of it!