May 2021    
Dear ReflectUS Community,

In May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. We commemorate the contributions that generations of AAPI have made to U.S. history and culture. Recent events, including the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, are a reminder of the importance of learning about and celebrating the historical contributions of the AAPI community, not just for one month but throughout the year.

Since 2016, the ReflectUS Coalition has reached hundreds of thousands of women in the U.S. across geographic, racial and ideological lines. Our work encompasses leadership development, training, networking and institutional change. The Coalition is accelerating representation and has been able to scale our impact. We created a heat map to show our national impact and highlight where our Coalition members are working most deeply. Check it out!

At our next “Reflections” series event, we will host a panel of ReflectUS Coalition members to discuss the need for strategic appointments, with an eye towards greater gender representation, to local boards and commissions and vacant state and federal offices. Join us on May 20th at 7:00 p.m. ET for Reflections: Strategically Appointing Diverse Women. The panelist includes Madalene Mielke, APAICS; Glynda Carr, Higher Heights; Stephanie Lopez, LatinasRepresent; and Cynthia Terrell, RepresentWomen. Register here to reserve your virtual seat.

For anyone that attended a ReflectUS event in 2021 please take our 10-minute survey. We would love to hear about your experience with our online offerings and your political and civic interests. Your input will help us to continue providing relevant training and informational opportunities that encourage and support women to become more politically and civically involved. Thank you for your feedback and valuable input.


Tiffany Gardner, ReflectUS CEO
ReflectUS Texas has added a Researcher to our team. Please welcome, Desiree Alvarez, ReflectUS Texas Researcher! We are excited to have her experience and expertise on the team.

Learn more about Desiree and the rest of the ReflectUS team on our Staff page.

Announcing WPLN's New Digital Training Curriculum

Even though we saw incredible gains in 2020, women remain underrepresented in political leadership. Specifically, the data supports a clear lack of center- and right-leaning women in public office. In Congress alone, three out of every four women lean left. Yet, 68% of women identify their political ideology as conservative or moderate.

We are addressing that imbalance in a number of ways, including a free, online curriculum and training platform to help center- and right-leaning women across the country seek and obtain positions of leadership in their communities.

Each course features expert advice from practitioners on the ground in political and grassroots campaigns, legislative and executive offices, government affairs, nonprofits, and candidates. Our first three courses are designed to help women explore the decision to run for public office, learn about campaign law and legal requirements, and understand the basics of fundraising.

We're committed to empowering women from all backgrounds to have influence and ownership in policy decisions at every level of government. A functioning democracy thrives on input from voices that represent its people.

It's free to access, so please share with the women in your life! Visit to check it out. 
The ReflectUS Summer Internship program is open for applications. Apply your passion to not only increase the number of women in office but also achieve equal representation in our political leadership.

To get more info and to apply, visit the ReflectUS Internship Program, to view all the available internship positions.

ReflectUS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition working to increase the number of women in office and achieve equal representation across the racial, ideological, ethnic, and geographic spectrum in the United States. Learn More

Coalition members include Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Higher Heights Leadership FundIGNITE NationalLatinasRepresentRepresentWomenShe Should RunVote Run Lead, and Women’s Public Leadership Network

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