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  • Meet the Summer 2021 Victory Congressional Interns

     We are proud to announce the congressional placements of sixteen interns for the Summer 2021 Victory Congressional Internship cohort!…

  • Interning with Victory

    Hello everyone, my name is Khouri Lassiter. I am this spring’s Leadership Programs Intern for Victory Institute. I am the…

  • Announcing: 2021 Women Out to Win Cohort

     Announcing the 2021 Women Out to Win CohortThrough generous funding from The Ascend Fund, Victory Institute produced a first of…

  • Leadership Programs Internship Application

  • Rep. Jessica Benham sits at her desk in Pennsylvania's Capitol

    Autism Out of The Closet: A Conversation with Rep. Jessica Benham

    “Nothing about us, without us.” Those words are often used by autistic advocates (and other disabled activists) to demand…

  • True Justice? Elected Officials Respond to the Conviction of George Floyd’s Killer

    Yesterday, we learned that George Floyd’s killer was convicted for his murder, but true justice remains elusive. We turn…

  • LGBTQ Legislators Make the Case for Legal Cannabis

    Many LGBTQ elected officials are calling for the legalization of marijuana -- and 4/20 is about as good a…

  • The Power of Community: Interview with Rep. Taylor Small

    Wrapping up Women’s History Month and National Out to Win Day, Rep. Taylor Small gives us insight on the importance of community for…

  • Onslaught of anti-trans legislation highlights urgent need for transgender lawmakers

    As of this March, 82 pieces of anti-transgender legislation have been introduced at the state level in 2021. Already surpassing the 2020 total…

  • What we can all learn from Indigenous trans Peruvian congressional candidate Gahela Cari

    On a Friday morning in February, Gahela Cari, only the second out transgender woman to run for Congress in…

  • The fight for LGBTQ representation inside Mexico’s political parties

    This past February, in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, the Progressive Social Network (RSP) announced their candidate for governor,…

  • Black History Month: 10 Black Queer Trailblazers You Should Know

    Every February, Black History Month serves as a reminder to pay homage to Black politicians, activists, artists and more…

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