NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the All In Together Campaign (AIT), a non-partisan women's civic leadership organization (501c3), announced the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative (GCLI) in partnership with acclaimed journalist and female empowerment advocate Gretchen Carlson and her Gift of Courage Fund. The yearlong national program will bring civic leadership and advocacy training to thousands of underserved women across the country, with a focus on empowering women who have experienced gender-based violence, discrimination or harassment.
"AIT has developed unique and effective programming to empower women with tools and resources to stand up and speak up to make a difference. It's exactly the kind of work I envisioned supporting when I started my Gift of Courage Fund. Issues of workplace harassment, domestic violence, and sexual assault have not been sufficiently addressed by lawmakers at the state or federal levels. Ensuring all women have access to the tools, resources, and education they need to have influence and impact on the policies that affect their lives is crucial," said Gretchen Carlson, whose upcoming book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment And Take Your Power Back (October 17, 2017) encourages women to take control of their lives by finding the strength and courage to overcome any tough obstacle they may face.
The grant from the Gift of Courage Fund will fund multi-day GCLI programming, including political advocacy workshops, non-partisan political discussion groups, and sessions that will educate participants on relevant government policies. Launching in November 2017, GCLI programs will take place in cities across the country, including Fort Worth, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and more.
"This extraordinary gift from Gretchen will allow AIT to expand our mission to meet the needs of thousands of women across the country," said Lauren Leader-Chivée, co-founder and CEO of the All In Together Campaign. "Nationally, there are huge gaps in the political and civic participation of women. Young women from underserved communities are especially unlikely to participate politically. Women who have experienced harassment or violence often stay away from political participation entirely. This gift will allow us to reach those women by partnering with local advocacy organizations around the nation to change the status quo."
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About the All In Together Campaign
AIT is a non-partisan, non-profit (501c3) organization committed to delivering cross-sector, innovative solutions to advance the progress of women's political, civic and professional leadership in the United States. Dedicated to closing today's most pressing gender gaps in political and civic engagement, AIT works to empower American women with the tools and resources they need to fully engage in the political process and drive change on the issues they care about most.
About the Gift of Courage Fund
Gretchen Carlson created the Gift of Courage Fund, whose primary focus is to help girls and young women recognize their full potential and the bright future that awaits them, as well as helping women realize a safe and nurturing place in the workforce. Please join Gretchen on this journey to learn more about the people and organizations helped by Gift of Courage Fund, and share inspiring stories of volunteerism and community commitment of your own.
SOURCE All In Together Campaign