We Need More Women in Public Office

Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed around the country.  Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.  CAWP's model curriculum covers fundraising, positioning oneself for elected office, navigating the political party structure, media training, the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, mobilizing voters, and crafting a message. 

National Network

Our national network of Ready to Run® programs includes partners in more than 20 states around the country.  

Upcoming Ready to Run® Programs Around the Country


Upcoming Network Partner Programs Around the Country
Ready to Run® Delaware - Fall 2017
Ready to Run® Indiana - October 27-28, 2017
Real Women Run Top of Utah - November 4, 2017
Ready to Run® North Dakota Workshops - November 6, 13, 20, 2017
Ready to Run® OhioDecember 7, 2017
Pipeline to Politics (OK) - January 27, 2018
Ready to Run® Pittsburgh (PA) - January 27, 2018
Ready to Run® Philadelphia (PA) - February 17, 2018
Ready to Run® New Jersey - March 9-10, 2018
Ready to Run® South Dakota - April 13-14, 2018 (details TBD)
Ready to Run® California - April 28, 2018