As Californians, we pride ourselves on being progressive leaders. We are home to the first woman Speaker of the House, and one of the only states with two women U.S. Senators - but there is still a lot of work to be done. Women comprise only 22% of our state legislature, putting us behind states like Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois. Fund Her is here to change that.
Powering progressive women to lead California
Reaching gender parity in California’s State Legislature by 2028.
Founded in 2017, Fund Her is the only Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to reaching gender parity in the California State Legislature by 2028. Working alongside organizations that focus on training (Emerge) and recruiting (Close the Gap), Fund Her provides the missing piece—the financial support to ensure that accomplished progressive women are well-positioned to win.
About our Founder:
Valerie McGinty, Founder and President of Fund Her, is a civil rights and consumer appellate attorney. Valerie was named 2014 Street Fighter of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. Having raised over $500,000 for California state progressive causes and candidates, Val realized after last year’s election that California poses a unique opportunity. While other organizations offer training and recruitment resources for progressive women candidates, no other PAC is dedicated to closing the gender gap in California state politics. And so Fund Her was born—because if women can lead California, they can lead the nation; and if they can lead the nation, they can lead the world.