Lone Star Parity Project

We are answering the call for political parity in Texas.

aka LSPP   |   WYLIE, TX   |  www.lonestarparityproject.org

Mission

The purpose of the Lone Star Parity Project, nonpartisan online publication, is dedication to sharing the stories of women and femmes in Texas politics with a goal of discovering useful trends and tools that, once utilized, can educate the public regarding political parity across all levels of government. Our main goals are to share the advice and stories of participants, analyze current and past trends in political research, and compile results into educational platforms that will be geographically assigned to each region of Texas.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Ms. Brooke Elisa López

Research Director

Ms. Adrianna Nicole Maberry

Main address

720 ASHFORD LN

WYLIE, TX 75098 USA

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EIN

83-1288107

NTEE code info

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Lone Star Parity Project is dedicated to sharing the stories of women and femmes in Texas politics with a goal of discovering useful trends and tools that, once utilized, can ensure political parity to the state, across all levels of government.

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Features

Our 'Features' section brings our research to life by gathering the stories of those who are currently involved within the Texas realm of politics and provides uncanny insight to illustrate the rich fabric of women's experiences.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The research aspect provides a one-stop location for trends and patterns related to women elected to office, as well as works to understand the underlying influences that affect women and femmes in politics.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our main goals are to share the advice and stories of participants, analyze current and past trends in political research, and compile results into tool kits for women and femmes entering the political profession that will be particular to each corner of Texas.

The organization maintains two important components: research and features. The research aspect provides a one-stop location for trends and patterns related to women elected to office, as well as works to understand the underlying influences that affect women and femmes in politics. Our 'Features' section brings our research to life by gathering the stories of those who are currently involved within the Texas realm of politics and provides uncanny insight to illustrate the rich fabric of women's experiences. By combining these two facets, the Lone Star Parity Project will have the opportunity to create toolkits for women hoping to seek office from all corners of Texas with specific information catered to their geographic location.

Lone Star Parity Project employs the approach of governance. Our long-term goal is to see more women and femmes elected to public office in Texas. Through the use of governance, we are attempting to disrupt the status quo public office in the Lone Star State.
We are working fervently through the strategic use of our two branches, research and features, to bring more information to women and femmes regarding the resources and successful trends that can be used for future candidacies across the political spectrum.
Research: Within our research branch, we are aggregating multiple sources of data into one singular database that can be used for public use. This database will be in a “living”, or constantly updating, format that will include present and past research trends related to women running and winning seats in elected office. We study races from the federal to the local level including primaries and primary runoffs to produce discoverable trends and patterns based on these numbers. By using these trends and patterns, we can begin to interpret what this means for future candidates and how we can help women and femmes interested in running for office, succeed.
Features: Within our features branch, we are humanizing the stories of women and femmes involved in politics across the State of Texas. We are actively humanizing leadership journeys of folks who are self-proclaimed activists, student political leaders, party affiliates, associated non-profiteers, candidates, and elected officials. Our wide variety of feature subjects gives us the opportunity to interview and understand the stories surrounding the leaders in politics at all levels. By sharing these stories, we are beginning to break down the barrier that women and femmes face in political media: they are not only overlooked but rarely have their stories shared regarding quality aspects of their campaign.
The combination: When we combine our results from our research with the insight shared in our features, we are beginning to witness a bigger picture being drawn that is “women and femmes in Texas politics.” We combine the quantitative trends from our research with the qualitative data points from our features and categorize those combined results. We eventually want to provide tailored information to each geographic corner of Texas for women and femmes across of all partisan identities that will give insight as to the best tips, practices, and advice when running for office. We hope our tailored information will increase the amount of women and femmes serving in office in the Lone Star State.

"As 2018 progressed, so did the growth of the Lone Star Parity Project. We built our own database from the ground up, capturing data points that have never been aggregated before. We launched our first voting campaign for the midterms that introduced a non-partisan voter education headquarters, including tools to find polling locations, voting rights resources, and up-to-date news streams from the Secretary of State. And we’re continuing this momentum into 2019 by releasing our first in-house research report on the 2018 general election cycle.

We interviewed over fifty incredible women and femmes, sharing the stories of student activists, elected officials, campaign gurus, and political icons alike. We shared the story of Amy Sharp, one of only five women to serve as Student Body President for Texas A&M University within its 72-year history. We wrote about Judge Jennifer Edgeworth, the woman who recently tipped the scales of parity in favor of women for Collin County’s District Court bench. We heard from Honorable Jess Herbst, one of the first openly-transgender women to serve as a mayor in Texas. We detailed the journeys of Texan women who analyze politics through blog outlets like Terri Broussard Williams, founder of #TheMovementMakerTribe; Susan Byrnes Long, founder of the How She Got Here podcast; and Emily Jackson, founder of the She’s Running Podcast.

And we would be remiss to say we did it alone. We have built an Affiliate Network of fourteen incredibly talented organizations (and counting!) who are dedicated to building political parity in Texas. Our team of almost twenty members have worked diligently to bring you accurate research and compelling stories. We cheered on our team members as they reached incredibly milestones like beginning law school, graduating from undergraduate & graduate school, successfully defending research theses, and securing key stakeholder roles, all while driving this movement forward. "
-Excerpt from "State of the Texas Woman 2019" as produced by Lone Star Parity Project

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Lone Star Parity Project

Board of directors
as of 01/08/2021
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Board chair

Ms. Brooke López

Charlotte Clymer

Human Rights Campaign