Why We Support Rural Women
Rural women are leaders in our country, essential workers in our communities, caregivers and decision-makers at home, and a powerful force at the ballot box. Their voices are critical. We can achieve transformative change in rural communities by fully engaging the leadership that exists in these communities and specifically focusing on empowering and engaging women. When women are put in positions of power, they create policies that benefit women, children and the entire community.
The coalition was publicly announced at the first Rural Women’s Summit in Greenville, South Carolina, in October 2019. Ramírez was joined by Erin Vilardi, Executive Director of Vote Run Lead, activist and actress Piper Perabo, former appointed official, advocate and trainer Prairie Rose Seminole, and current elected municipal official and trainer Nevada Littlewolf.