The NDP’s Precious McKesson was named Tuesday as a member of the United State of Women’s second class of Ambassadors as part of a new program to train and equip women to take action for gender equity in their communities.
Eighty Ambassadors, who represent forty states across the U.S., were accepted into the one-year program. The Ambassador Program is an opportunity for current and future leaders passionate about improving gender equity, no matter their background or previous experience.
McKesson is the NDP’s Constituency Director and chair of the party’s Black Caucus.
“I am very excited to be apart of this awesome organization, and to represent Nebraska,” McKesson said. “Over the next year,I will focus on working with communities, and organizations working toward gender equity.”
Ambassadors represent cities and states across the U.S. and work with USOW staff to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in their community interested in achieving a more united #StateofWomen.
In their new roles, Ambassadors will build and support coalitions with community leaders, organizations, and fellow activists who are working towards gender equity in their communities as well as amplify the work happening in their community through USOW’s national channels.
The expanded second cohort is due to the incredible work of the inaugural class of USOW Ambassadors.
From pushing for the Tallahassee City Commission to adopt gender-neutral language in the city charter to supporting the launch of the Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, USOW Ambassadors are galvanizing communities across the country.
“At USOW, we recognize that local organizers are already leading gender equity movements in their communities. Our goal is to amplify the phenomenal work of these activists by providing them with the tools, access, and connections that are necessary to enact change,” said Jordan Brooks, Executive Director of the United State of Women. “We believe that when those who know their communities the best are supported in their efforts to create change, we can make great strides in the fight for gender equity.”
Throughout the year, the United State of Women will offer Ambassadors training sessions on key organizing skills, provide hands-on strategic support for projects, and connect them with experts and veteran organizers for guidance and mentorship.