It's time for something new.March 22, shop and donate in our retail stores or online. Save $25 on* your purchase. 10% of event day proceeds will help women step up, speak out and run for office. Our nonprofit partner is the Center for American Women and Politics, a nonpartisan leadership incubator at Rutgers University in New Jersey. CAWP is nationally known for effective, imaginative programs that address women's under-representation in political leadership and serve a variety of audiences

To support the women and girls in our community, our retail stores will be selling a book that is a great resource for anyone interested in becoming a leader on issues that matter to them. It's called Every Day is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House and it's written by Rebecca Sive. It has an excellent mix of practical advice and inspiring stories, and a contagious sense of possibility. Here's a snippet: "The next time you attend a community event," writes Rebecca, "look around for the political women. If you're one yourself, look for the others. Then get together and remind yourself... every year is the year of the woman. Help each other remember that when women run, women win."

We also wanted to let you know about two of CAWP's grassroots programs that we are proud to support. Ready to Run trains women across the country to run for office, work on campaigns and get involved in public life. NEW Leadership offers six-day residential programs for college women who want to become leaders in the public sector. We've listed the locations for these programs below. If you don't see one near you, please contact Jean Sinzdak, sinzdak@rci.rutgers.edu, to get one started.