Our Mission:


Rep19 is a community for elected women and activists. We exist to serve the needs of the women who serve us all. Through curated networks, we help progressive women retain their seats, advance their agendas and build long-lasting political power.


Our Program

Rep19 connects state and local women officeholders to share experiences, solve problems, and ultimately find ways to become the best public servants possible. From seminars on how to advance legislation, to facilitating interactions with allies and key leaders, Rep19 helps elected women build long-lasting political power. Rep19 also engages women activists in support of elected women.



Through online gatherings and statewide events in person, Rep19 facilitates meaningful connections among elected women with one another and also their supporters. In these closed session meetings, Rep19 women are able to share best practices and find solutions on how to create meaningful change.

Sharing successes

Much of the amazing work happening in local communities by elected women is siloed. Rep19 surfaces these achievements and shares them with the world. By sharing best practices, we also help elected women solve problems and advance their agendas.

Expert Panels

There is no playbook for public office. Rep19 amplifies on- the-job learning by providing members with access to panels led by nationally recognized thought leaders, elected officials and experts. Examples include seminars on how to combat online harassment and best practices for the first 100 days of office.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar Series

Fridays at noon est starting on 2/8

For five Fridays in a row, Rep19 will be hosting webinars with prominent elected officials, campaign experts and political thought leaders. These webinars are free and open to all progressive elected women. A select few will be open to women activists. Register here now.

Past Event Highlights

Western MA Gathering - October 2018

Western MA Gathering - October 2018

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MAY 2018

“Crashing the boys' club: Women candidates find winning elections is only half the battle”

Yahoo News / Read Full Article


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Efforts to build women’s political power have historically ended at the ballot box. After the votes are counted, elected women are left alone to figure out how to succeed within opaque, antiquated, male-dominated political systems. Worse, these women often face sexist environments and sexualized harassment.

Rep19 curates networks that enable elected women and their supporters to connect, share best practices and ultimately build long-lasting political power.


Get Involved

Whether you are a women elected official, activist or male ally who understands the importance of equality in our electoral system, Rep19 has a place for you. See below for ways that you can get involved. We hope to hear from you.


Join rep19 (elected officials)

Are you a woman officeholder in the United States? We would love to hear from you. Join our amazing community today.


Are you a woman activist in the United States? We would love to hear from you. Join our amazing community today.

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Our community is full of trailblazers leading the way in their communities. We surface their stories.

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Marya Stark


Marya has founded several successful organizations that advance women’s power.  She is a co-founder, Founding Executive Director and Board Chair Emeritus of Emerge America, the premier training program for Democratic women who want to run for public office. She is also an Advisor to Wellville, which works with communities to improve the social determinants of health through stronger civic coalitions.

ZOE Pagonis

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Zoe has a background in democratic politics with a focus on content creation and relationship management. She served as Governor Martin O’Malley’s first-ever Digital Director, was the online voice for the Democratic Party and was a digital consultant on the Maryland Marriage Equality campaign. Most recently, Zoe helped establish operations for Emerge in New York.