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, 2017 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 are 512 women and men. Our full membership includes over 1,100 women and men across the state and across the political spectrum.
Applying for Endorsement
The Matriots is a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process at all levels of Ohio government, from the governor’s office to local board of education. We endorse and support women candidates who share our values and demonstrate the vision and ability to conduct a robust, competitive campaign. We are now accepting applications for endorsement for the 2020 election.
Click here for more information on applying for endorsement.
The deadline to apply for consideration prior to the primary election is January 3, 2020.
The deadline to apply for general election consideration is May 30, 2020.
The Matriots Class of 2019
One year after making our first political endorsements, The Matriots is now a force in Ohio politics. In 2019 The Matriots were proud to promote the campaigns of 76 women who ran for office in Ohio in 2019.
At the links below you will find a qualified and captivating group of candidates running for city offices and board of education. These women are impressively talented and fiercely committed to their local communities.
Please join us in congratulating the 43 women who won their races on November 5, 2019.