Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description
Alabama Association of University Women (AAUW) AL Nonpartisan

The AAUW of Alabama advances equity for women and girls throughadvocacy, education, and research.  AAUW of Alabama has local chapters throughout...

Alabama Federation of Democratic Women AL Dem

The Alabama Federation of Democratic Women unites Alabama women to advance the Democratic ideals of opportunity for all, responsibility from all...

Alabama NOW
National Organization for Women
AL Nonpartisan

NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity...

Alaska Federation of Republican Women AK Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Alaska NOW
National Organization for Women
AK Nonpartisan

Sponsored by the National Organization for Women, Alaska NOW is a group of feminist grassroots activists dedicated to a multi-issue and multi-...

Alaska Women for Political Action AK Nonpartisan

Alaska Women for Political Action (AWPA) is a multi-partisan, multi-cultural grassroots organization. AWPA is dedicated to increasing women's...

All In Together National Nonpartisan

The All In Together Campaign (AIT) is the only non-partisan women’s organization committed to delivering cross-sector, innovative solutions to...

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oregon OR Nonpartisan AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW of Oregon promotes advocacy, takes action to...
Arizona Federation of Democratic Women AZ Dem

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide,...

Arizona Federation of Republican Women AZ Rep

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) works to promote an informed electorate through political education; foster loyalty to the...

Arizona NOW AZ Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
Arizona Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
AZ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the Arizona Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan political organization dedicated to increasing the number of women...

Arkansas Federation of Democratic Women AR Dem

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide,...

Arkansas Federation of Republican Women AR Rep

Founded in 1948 and affiliated with the NFRW in 1955, the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women has sponsored campaign management schools and...

Arkansas NOW
National Organization for Women
AR Nonpartisan

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies DC Nonpartisan The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is dedicated to ensuring the participation and success of Asian Pacific...
Black Women Organized for Political Action CA Nonpartisan Founded in 1968, Black Women Organized for Political Actions primary goal is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American...
California Federation of Democratic Women CA Dem

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide,...

California Federation of Republican Women CA Rep

The California Federation of Republican Women, a chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women, promotes an informed public through...

California NOW
National Organization for Women
CA Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
California Women 4 Women CA Nonpartisan The mission of California Women 4 Women is to increase the awareness of women in the political process and support women for election to public...
California Women's Leadership Association CA Rep The California Women's Leadership Association (CWLA) is a statewide organization committed to bringing together influential women to effect...
California Women's List CA Dem

Founded in 2002, California List works to protect Democratic women incumbents facing tough re-elections and recruits strong candidates to run for...

Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
Iowa State University
IA Nonpartisan Founded in 1992, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics provides leadership development and educational opportunities for women and...
Center for American Women and Politics National Nonpartisan The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is...
Center for Women and Politics of Ohio
Baldwin Wallace University
OH Nonpartisan

The Baldwin Wallace Center for Women and Politics of Ohio (CWPO) is a non-partisan public resource that tells the story of women running for...

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy
Institute for Women's Leadership, Texas Woman's University
TX Nonpartisan

The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy seeks to increase the number of women in leadership positions in public service. Their goal is...

Center for Women's Leadership
Portland State University
OR Nonpartisan

The Center for Women's Leadership works to increase women's leadership in public policy through targeted teaching and community service programs....

Close the Gap CA CA Nonpartisan Close the gap CA is a statewide recruiting campaign to find talented, progressive women to run and win seats in the California legislature in 2014...
Colorado Federation of Republican Women CO Rep

Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and...

Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women CT Dem The Connecticut Federation of Democratic Women supports the principles of the Democratic Party, encourages growth of an intelligent and conscientious...
Connecticut Federation of Republican Women CT Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Connecticut NOW
National Organization for Women
CT Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
DAWN's List IA Dem

DAWN's List (Democratic Activist Women's Network) is dedicated to strengthening Iowa by electing progressive pro-choice Democratic women to the...

Delaware Federation of Republican Women DE Rep The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Delaware NOW
National Organization for Women
DE Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to...
Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky KY Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Democratic Women of New Mexico NM Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Democratic Women of North Carolina NC Dem Democratic Women of North Carolina has over 60 county chapters in North Carolina and is a member of the National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW...
Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona AZ Dem

The Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona  promotes the cause of the Democratic Party and encourages full participation of women in every level...

Democratic Women's Caucus
DWPAC
IN Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc. FL Dem The Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Inc. (DWCF) was formed to bring together all Democratic Womens Clubs in Florida to provide a forum for...
Elect Women Magazine National Nonpartisan

ElectWomen Magazine is a non-partisan online media site that provides campaign tips, stories and resources to women running for political office...

Empowered Women National Rep

Empowered Women gives voice to a new generation of Conservative American women.  We are a positive, proactive platform that celebrates women as...

Feminist Majority Foundation National Nonpartisan

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF engages in research and public...

Florida Federation of Republican Women FL Rep

The Florida Federation of Republican Women (FFRW) is a chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women, committed to political education...

Florida NOW
National Organization for Women
FL Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Florida Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
FL Nonpartisan

The Florida Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for...

Florida Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
FL Nonpartisan

The Florida Women's Political Caucus PAC supports women candidates for elected and appointed office. 

Florida Women's Political Network FL Rep The Florida Women's Political Network is an affiliate of the National Republican Women's Network that works to educate women on local, state and...

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