About Our Team
Empowering Women to Vote through service, education & advocacy.
Nonpartisan. Supportive. Informational.
Women Voters USA is a nonpartisan non-profit dedicated to encouraging conversations on issues that are important to women, mobilize voter registration, and inspire women to be architects of change ahead of the general election on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.
Nicole Wild Merl
Co-Founder | President
Meet Nicole Wild Merl, mom, advocate for women and girls, post-graduate student and Co-founder/President of Women Voters USA. Nicole says “At first I thought I couldn’t take it on, then I realized what a truly special time this is when women announce their candidacies to run for president of the United States, and found a way to combine my studies with a political purpose. Today, we continue our work with one common goal: to engage women to vote.”
Co-Chair of the Women Voters USA, Coffee & Conversations
CANDACE SANDY is a Trinidadian American best-selling author and an accomplished political and communications and crisis strategist. Sandy served as the communications director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee 1998–2014. She has held various communications positions in the New York City administration and on the local, state, and national election campaigns, including press secretary for Hillary for America northern Nevada 2016 election campaign cycle and specialty media press secretary for Kerry-Edwards Wisconsin Victory 2004 campaign cycle.
Sandy is the co-chair of the Women Voters USA, Coffee and Conversations 2020, which is a nonpartisan campaign to increase civic and political participation and provides women the chance to meet political and thought leaders to discuss challenges and concerns that are important to them.
Sandy, a frequent lecturer, continues to work tirelessly on behalf of women’s causes. She is also a Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury AD/LAB Fellow and recipient of the WNBA New York Liberty Community Service award.
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Board / Advisors
Nicole Wild Merl | Co-Founder/President
Thomas Cook | Co-Founder
Young Women in Leadership Program