It's Not Partisan.
Vote with your values
Welcome to BigTentUSA – an inclusive and collaborative “Big Tent” where women learn together what it means to be a pro-democracy voter, what to look for in identifying pro-democracy candidates, and how to talk directly to the people in our lives about becoming informed and active citizens.
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Get Your Stamps Out
Wisconsin's got one of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation and with their primary elections coming up on April 4th you can help to ensure that every Wisconsin voter has the ID they need to cast a ballot that counts. Each letter delivers essential information and assistance to the voters most likely to be disenfranchised by Wisconsin's voter ID laws.
Read All About It
We've got the scoop. Twice a month, our newsletter informs you about the real issues important to discuss with friends and actions you can take. All with a non-partisan but pro-democracy slant!
Those Lyin' Eyes
George Santos promises he'll resign if 142,000 people demand it – the same number of votes he received in November. Let's help him find a little shame, and add your signature. (Sing along as you sign by clicking the word Petition above.)
Who we are
A National, Women-Led,
Pro-Democracy Coalition of Moderate Women
Standing for Truth, Freedom, Equality, and Justice for All
If you care about keeping your community and family safe, preserving your freedom to make your own healthcare choices, and ensuring every American has the right to choose their elected officials, then saving our democracy is your first priority.
Without a thriving democracy, we have no chance of addressing any of the issues we care about. That is why we join together – moderate, liberal, and conservative women – in this one-of-a-kind community organization to protect our freedoms that are on the line and stop hyperpartisan politicians and extremists from subverting our democracy.
What Drives Us
Strengthen and preserve our democracy by ensuring that pro-democracy representation is the majority in federal, state, and local levels of government.
We work to empower a network of pro-democracy voting women – across the political spectrum – to vote with their values and not along party lines. Join us and we'll provide you with fact-driven information, spaces for critical dialogue with influential leaders, and pathways for you to take action.Join BigTentUSA
2023 Areas of Focus
- Pro-Democratic Ideals
- Voter Rights and Access
- Election Integrity
- Communities Safe from Gun Violence
- Freedom to Make Health Care Choices
- Effective Governance
- Decent, Truthful, and Ethical Leadership
- Positive, Solutions-Oriented Outlook
What We Do
Education and Advocacy
Our Programming, formulated with politically moderate women in mind, encourages our community members to be engaged, responsible citizens and to vote with a clear understanding of the issues our country is currently facing. We learn together how to use fact-based dialogue with friends and colleagues to get out the vote.
We create virtual spaces for our community members to engage with influential leaders and organizations and learn about critical issues our country currently faces.
- Spotlight Speaker Series
Evening Events held twice a month, featuring a presentation from select thought leaders, authors, and politicians, whose work supports our values. Presentations are followed by a Q&A in which our attendees have the opportunity to engage directly with our speakers – and access to follow up after calls.
- Tent Talks
Discussions and presentations twice a month during the day, offering a more intimate format than our Spotlight Series, with personalized conversations with grass-roots organizations and community-building among members.
- Curated Resources
Check out our website TentSources page where you can read our own highly acclaimed newsletter and peruse our suggestions on other newsletters we like to read and podcasts we enjoy listening to.Also, check out our Tent Posts Blog.
- Event Reccordings
Visit our website’s BigTent Event Recordings gallery for all of our Spotlight Speaker and Tent Talk events to date.
- Advocacy Training Workshops
Working with our partner organizations and our own “in-residence advocate,” Jessica Craven, we offer our community members virtual training in our own private zoom room. Whether you’re just learning or a seasoned advocate, if you care about activism, you will feel conformable and secure learning with us about the art of Pro-Democracy Advocacy.
- Advocacy Events
We offer a private zoom room where our members reach out to voters via texts, letters, and phone calls in support of specific campaigns and policy initiatives. Members share experiences and help each other learn while participating from home and working at their own pace.
Members Tell Us We've Connected Them to a Personal and Relatable Community and, With Our Help, They're Now Prepared To Make a Difference.
"I feel so lucky to be engaged with Big Tent, Big intellect, Big heart, Big offerings, Big knowledge. This org is amazing and I'm honored to be involved!"
“I feel like you guys have tapped into what we are all feeling. We want to help but don't really know where to start. I particularly like that everyone seems comfortable asking questions and it is reassuring to find that our questions are so similar. The fact that it isn't super "polished" and you all are very honest about what you know and don't know makes it less intimidating. I also like that you have actionable things like the letter writing and phone banking. Thank you!”
"I was so excited by Georgia yesterday AM. A real sugar high! Every vote counted, huge credit to Big Tent and your persistence in encouraging neophytes like me to write, text and feel a modest part of this historic moment."
"Thanks again for your energy and enthusiasm - what an amazing group of women making a difference.”
“You’ve done a truly great thing introducing Stacey Abrams and Lauren Groh-Wargo. I am pleased to have been able to support Fair Fight. Big Tent has impressed me and I’m proud to be able to play a small part in your efforts.”
“BigTent ladies, congratulations to you👏🏻... You did a fabulous job of keeping people organized, hosting speakers and keeping the Faith... Just like Joe said to do!👍🏼😍. So much good to look forward to😊🇺🇸🇺🇸”
“Well done! Thanks for inspiring, educating, guiding, corralling and empowering all of us so that together we could make our voices heard loud and clear! Onward!”
Thank you for organizing all of those wonderful and informative programs. Your work helped inspire me to volunteer for the Democratic Party Voter Assistance Hotline for the past two months, to canvass in PA's Bucks County, and to be a poll worker. I was able to talk so many motivated voters who shared our concerns about our country. I did not want any regrets in November, and I'm so glad that I do not.”
“I just wanted to send you a big pat on the back for all of the interesting speakers you get to your Big Tent events! I am so glad I joined up."
"Last week's BigTent's presentation: terrific facilitation, questions were clarified, useful to all participants. And I appreciated how you finished the hour with clear advocacy opportunities. I hope BigTent continues continues this role often!"
35 Tent Talk Events
Over 35 Training Events
Sent 22,000 Letters
Called 5,000 Voters
Answered Voter Hotlines
Trained to be Poll Workers
Engaged 3,000 Community Members in
35 States & 23 Countries
What We've Accomplished
Our winning formula works.
Together we are building an army of informed and engaged women who volunteer their time and resources to ensure all Americans can cast their ballots freely, safely, and equally.
Since 2019, our reach has continued to expand.