The Matriots is an Ohio nonpartisan political action committee founded in May of 2017 by a group of women who participated in the Women’s March on Washington. Moved by the tremendous outpouring of support that day for American women and their issues, the Ohio marchers decided to launch an effort to put more women into political leadership to ensure economic justice and advance policies impacting the lives of Ohio women.
On July 4, The Matriots PAC launched a Founding Member campaign to raise enough funds to create a sustainable organization, hire an executive director, and make political contributions to female candidates in 2018; today those Founding Members number more than 300 women and men. Our full membership includes over 850 women and men across the state.
The Matriots Class of 2019
One year after making our first political endorsements, The Matriots is now a force in Ohio politics. We are thrilled to share our first wave of Matriots-endorsed candidates for the upcoming general election.
Our endorsement and research committees have been hard at work, interviewing and researching women running for office across the state. This first wave of candidates will be joined by many other candidates as filing deadlines approach in August for board of education offices.
The Matriots PAC also endorsed a slate of 9 candidates running for the May 2019 primary election. These women are impressively talented and fiercely committed to their local communities. Five women successfully advanced to the general election.
Please join us in supporting, encouraging, and, most importantly, voting for these women in November.
The Matriots Class of 2018
In 2018 The Matriots PAC endorsed a slate of 34 candidates running for statewide, Ohio General Assembly, county commissioner, and local offices. With the help of The Matriots, the percentage of women in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly increased from 22 percent to 26 percent, the highest percentage of women serving in Ohio’s history.
Applying for Endorsement
The Matriots PAC is now accepting applications for the November 2019 general election for candidates in September Primaries and those with a filing deadline of August 7th. Click here for more information on applying for endorsement.
Not a candidate, but would like to be kept apprised of The Matriots endorsement process? Click here!