Who We Are
The Matriots is a nonpartisan political action committee based in Columbus, Ohio. Our members are women and men: Democrats, Republicans, and independents; Ohioans and out-of-staters.
From what I’ve seen, The Matriots is a group of badass women who have just decided enough is enough.
– Jennifer Williams, Matriots Member
Social media/political relationships coordinator
Brigin Anthony is the social media and political relationship coordinator for The Matriots PAC. In this role, Brigin endorses and supports women running for Ohio public office and manages all social media platforms. Previously, she worked for The Columbus Partnership on the Smart Columbus project, the smart city initiative for the region co-led by the City of Columbus. She is a member of the YWCA Leadership for Social Change 2020 Cohort and LEAD Ohio’s Campaign Staff Academy.
Brigin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Otterbein University and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Sally Crane Cox
Rita McNeil Danish
April Zimmerman Katz
Holley Fowler Martens
Anne Marie Sferra
Valerie Lemmie Thomas
Where We Started
The Matriots was founded after six central Ohio women participated in the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017. Mindy Coffey, Sally Crane Cox, Rebecca Ibel, April Zimmerman Katz, Cathe Kobacker, and Sharon Steele.
These Marchers came away from the event inspired to create a force that worked to elect more women to public office in Ohio to support economic justice for women and address our country’s political stalemate. That force is The Matriots.