2020 will聽mark the 100th anniversary of the聽19th Amendment that gave American women their rights at the ballot box. A new, interactive web service called聽Project 100聽aims to celebrate by giving activists and candidates a free toolbox in order to see 100 women in office.

With more and more women running for office across the country this year and the recent elections of聽Danica Roem聽鈥攁nd聽many more聽history-making candidates聽鈥斅爄t sure looks like we鈥檙e in for a long-overdue change. But while more American women are聽feeling empowered to run for office聽than ever before,聽聽Project 100 founders Isabel Kaplan and Danielle Gram聽want to make it even聽easier聽for those of us looking to support progressive women candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.

Currently,聽only 20 percent of Congresspeople are women, ranking the US in 101st place on the world stage where it comes to gender equality in government. In order to change that,聽Kaplan and Gram have built a digital tool that allows users to enable tailored searches of local candidates, while building a skill-share community so that people can use their skills to help get those candidates elected. When campaigning ramps up in each jurisdiction, Project 100 also hopes to act as a crowdfunding platform for candidates.

The goal of the project isn鈥檛 to see one party win over the other. Its mandate is, instead, to ensure that women who 鈥渟upport social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men鈥 can find a place in an elected office. Gram and Kaplan understand that the US is a big country with many different points of view, and remain open to supporting women from coast to coast.

While the goal of Project 100 may seem lofty, its 100-woman target amounts to a mere聽22 seat gain across both聽the House and the Senate聽鈥 something beyond achievable. The org hopes that for next year鈥檚 midterm elections, they will have even more tools at the ready so that regular folks can engage in activism at the local level to help get as many women elected as possible.

Will you use Project 100 to help see more women elected by 2020? Tell us @BritandCo!聽

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