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
Louisiana Federation of Republican Women LA Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus LA Nonpartisan The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus is a formal, bipartisan caucus that comprises the women in the Louisiana Legislature who share a collective...
Louisiana NOW
National Organization for Women
LA 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...
LPAC National

LPAC builds the political power of lesbians and queer women by electing candidates who champion LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and social justice...

LUPE Fund Inc. NJ Nonpartisan

LUPE Fund Inc.'s mission is to educate, empower, and engage Latinas in order to promote leadership and civic engagement. LUPEPAC supports...

LUPE Fund Inc. NJ Nonpartisan

LUPE Fund Inc.'s mission is to educate, empower, and engage Latinas in order to promote leadership and civic engagement. LUPEPAC supports...

LUPE PAC NJ

Lupe PAC's mission is to increase Latinas participation in the political process in the State of New Jersey; increase the number of progressive...

Maggie's List FL Rep Maggies List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...
Maggie's List PAC National Rep

Maggie's List was created in 2010 as a federal PAC to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...

Maine Federation of Republican Women ME Rep

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

Maine Women's Policy Center ME Nonpartisan

The Maine Women's Policy Center (MWPC) is committed to systemic change by organizing, training, and supporting women to effectively participate in...

MANA, A National Latina Organization National Nonpartisan

MANA is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community...

MANA, A National Latina Organization DC Nonpartisan MANA is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service,...
Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus UT Nonpartisan

The Martha Hughes Cannon Caucus is made up of current and former Utah legislators; named for the Utahn who was the first US woman elected to a...

Mary Ann's List DE

Mary Ann's List works to elect pro-choice progressive women from across the state of Delaware at every level of government.

Maryland Federation of Republican Women MD Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators was formed in 1975 with a mission to enhance the economic status and equality of women and to...

Massachusetts NOW MA 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...
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (MWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a multipartisan organization that...

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC provides support to qualified, pro-choice women candidates running for legislative and statewide...

MassGAP
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP) was founded in 2002 as a bi-partisan coalition of womens groups whose purpose is to...

Masters' Program in Elections and Campaign Management
Fordham University
NY Nonpartisan

Fordham University offers a masters degree in elections and campaign management. The program is designed as a comprehensive, one-year introduction...

Matriots OH Nonpartisan

The Matriots is an Ohio nonpartisan political action committee founded in May of 2017 by a group of women who participated in the Women’s March on...

Mesa Leadership Training and Development Program
Mesa Chamber of Commerce
AZ Nonpartisan

The Mesa Leadership Training and Development Program works to cultivate leadership through education, exposure to the community, and interaction...

MI List MI Dem

Founded in 2004, MI List is a statewide organization and donor network dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the Michigan...

MI List MI Dem

Founded in 2004, MI List is a statewide organization and donor network dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the Michigan...

Michigan Federation of Democratic Women MI Dem

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

Michigan NOW
National Organization for Women
MI Nonpartisan Sponsored by the National Organization for Women
Michigan Political Leadership Program
Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR)
MI Nonpartisan The Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) at Michigan State University (MSU) recruits, trains, and inspires current and future public policy...
Michigan Women in Municipal Government MI

Michigan Women in Municipal Government is a state-wide organization of women serving in local government focusing on the development of women in...

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

Minnesota Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
Minnesota Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI)
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute
VA Nonpartisan

The Minority Political Leadership Institute (MPLI) is a collaborative initiative of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and The VCU...

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

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

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service and Mississippi University for Women
MS Nonpartisan

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership™ is a residential institute that develops college women’s public leadership skills, supports their engagement in...

Mississippi NOW
National Organization for Women
MS 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...

Missouri Federation of Women's Democratic Clubs MO Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Missouri Legislative Women's Caucus MO Nonpartisan
Missouri NOW
National Organization for Women
MO 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...

Missouri Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Missouri Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Modern Republican Women PAC National Rep

The Modern Republican Women PAC aims to appeal to Millennials and women by breaking the cycle of unsuccessful Republican Campaigns that have been...

Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus
DWPAC
IN Dem Founded in 2002, the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus works to enable women to understand the campaign process and to involve more women in...
Montana Federation of Republican Women MT Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Montana Gender and Racial Balance Legislation MT Nonpartisan The Montana Code (2-15-108) establishes that as vacancies arise on any appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of state government,...
Montana NOW
National Organization for Women
MT 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...

MWPC Campaign Skills School
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
MA Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the Massachussets Women's Political Caucus trains women from multiple parties in skills needed to run successful, effective...

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