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
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 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...
GALvanize USA National Nonpartisan

GALvanize brings women together to learn, share ideas, and support each other to make a real difference in our country and our communities.

Georgia Federation of Democratic Women GA Dem The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women works to: Strengthen all facets of the Democratic Party and women's participation in it; Promote the...
Georgia Federation of Republican Women GA Rep The Georgia Federation of Republican Women advocates on issues important to women, financially supports and activates grassroots efforts in electing...
Get Her Elected National

Get Her Elected (GHE) is an initiative where people from all over the world offer their skills pro bono to progressive women candidates running...

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) CA

The goal of HOPE’s Education programs is to promote and develop empowered Latinas.  Key outcomes include creating a pipeline of Latina leaders and...

Idaho Federation of Republican Women ID Rep

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

Idaho NOW
National Organization for Women
ID 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...
IGNITE National, CA Nonpartisan

Through college and high school chapters and programming, conferences, and fellowships, IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready...

IGNITE National, CA Nonpartisan

Through college and high school chapters and programming, conferences, and fellowships, IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready...

Illinois Democratic Women IL Dem Founded in 1971 to work for more equitable representation and participation of Democratic women in all levels of the Democratic Party and at all...
Illinois Federation of Republican Women IL Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Illinois NOW
National Organization for Women
IL 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...
Indiana Federation of Republican Women IN Rep

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

Indiana NOW
National Organization for Women
IN 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...

Iowa National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Organization for Women
IA Nonpartisan Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's...
Kansas Federation of Democratic Women's Clubs KS Dem The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the...
Kansas Federation of Republican Women KS Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Kentucky Federation of Republican Women KY Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Kentucky NOW
National Organization for Women
KY Nonpartisan
Kentucky Republican Women's Roundtable KY Rep The Kentucky Women's Roundtable is a series intended to train potential women candidates for public office, in addition to serving as a resource for...
Kentucky Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
KY Nonpartisan The Kentucky Womens Political Caucus (KWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a bipartisan grassroots association whose purpose...
Leadership Women TX Nonpartisan Founded in 1973, the Foundation for Women's Resources works with program affiliates and women leaders to advance and improve the personal, economic...
League of Women Voters of North Carolina NC Nonpartisan

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina is a nonpartisan member supported, political organization. The League encourages informed and active...

League of Women Voters of Oregon OR Nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in...
League of Women Voters of Texas TX Nonpartisan

The League of Women Voters of Texas, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and...

Lillian's List NC Dem

Lillian's List of North Carolina is a statewide independent political committee dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the North...

Lone Star Parity Project TX Nonpartisan

A non-partisan online publication dedicated to sharing the stories of women involved in Texas politics with hopes of brining gender parity across...

Louisiana Center for Women and Government LA Nonpartisan

The Louisiana Center for Women and Government and Business at Nicholls State University encourages and promotes the leadership of women by...

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 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...
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...

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,...
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 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...

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
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...
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 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...

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