State Summits

Join us for our new Our Voices Summits in key 2020 states, Iowa and Ohio, to become a leader in the legislative process — before, during, and after election day.

We know the 2020 election is not just about the names on the ballot; it’s about the issues up for debate, up for a vote, and up for a fight. And we are TIRED of candidates and lawmakers making decisions and promises about our bodies, our lives, and our futures, without listening to our voices.

So we’re going to change that.

In 2020, young women-identifying, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and femme leaders – along with our allies – are convening in Ohio and Iowa for the Our Voices Summits.

And we want — no, need — YOU to join us.

Throughout Sunday of the Summit, you will learn how (or freshen up your skills) to channel your stories into lobbying power, get the rundown on state-wide policy issues from the leaders on the ground, gain the tools to register and turn out issue voters, develop your own policy goals. THEN, on Monday we will head to the State House to meet with your lawmakers to advance YOUR goals.


Time to make our power heard, Ohio!

February 23-24

Hosted at Ohio State University

In partnership with Ohio State’s Multicultural Center

We’re coming together to make clear that if lawmakers want our votes, they have to advance and protect our rights.

Mark your calendars, tell literally all of your friends, and RSVP here.

-We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Madison Eagle at 614-688-8449 or eagle.41@osu.edu. At least two weeks’ advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

Political power is stronger when we’re working together: If you want to register a group, email jennifer@platformwomen.org about group discounts.

– We have a matching program with OSU students who offered to host Summit delegates. Sign up here to learn more about hosting or being hosted.

– We have a block of discounted rooms at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU. They are first come-first serve and must be reserved by January 22nd. Be sure to mention you are calling as a participant of “Our Voices Ohio.”

– We’re committed to making this Summit accessible to all who wish to attend, please fill out this form if you want to learn about scholarship opportunities.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE- SUNDAY

8:00 AM Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM Opening

9:25 AM Lobbying Overview

10:15 AM First Policy Panel

11:30 AM Second Policy Panel

12:30 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Keynote

2:00 PM GOTV Workshop

3:00 PM Break

3:30 PM Lobby Preparation

7:00 PM Roundtables

8:00 PM Close for Day



SUMMIT SCHEDULE- MONDAY

8:00 AM Meeting Near Capitol

9:00 AM Lobby Meetings Start

12:30 PM Closing Reflections

1:30 PM Summit Ends