Women's Political Power Map

Resources across the country for women interested in running for office, working on political campaigns, or holding appointive office. 

Map of the United States.

Locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund. 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 State(s) Party
Connecticut NOW

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's rights. The organization's official priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women's health issues; opposing racism and fighting bigotry against lesbians and gays; and ending violence against women. NOW has over 550 chapters in all 50 states that participate in education and advocacy activities. Information on state and local chapters of NOW is available on the national NOW website and through state chapters.


National Organization for Women
Connecticut Nonpartisan
Contra Costa Republican Party

The Contra Costa Republican Party holds an annual Candidate Boot Camp open to individuals interested in working on a campaign or running for office.

California Rep
Coro Los Angeles

Coro Southern California is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.Coro Southern California is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.


Coro National
California Nonpartisan
Courage to Run

Courage to Run is the nation's premier, nonpartisan 5K series and leadership community committed to being healthy to lead effectively in civic life today. They believe that whether you are running a 5K or toward Election Day, it takes an elevated set of skills that strikingly resemble the "inner game" of an elite athlete: a winning mindset, resilience, vision, courage and care.

National Nonpartisan
Cowgirl Run Fund

Cowgirl Run Fund's mission is to help elect more women so that women’s voices are present in shaping public policy. Their goal is to build a pipeline of women who are seasoned in political leadership.

Wyoming
Dare to Run

Dare to Run offers female college graduates the chance to participate in a two-year certificate program in pursuit of a career path in public service.  They give women the opportunity to be a voice for their communities by committing to run campaigns in search of elected office within two years of graduation from the program.

New York Nonpartisan
Delaware Federation of Republican Women

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them. NFDW chapters recognize potential women candidates and encourage their candidacies for office. Members attend meetings, organize educational and political events, volunteer for campaigns, and support candidates for office.

Delaware Rep
Delaware NOW

Founded in 1966, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States whose goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women's rights. The organization's official priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women's health issues; opposing racism and fighting bigotry against lesbians and gays; and ending violence against women.NOW has over 550 chapters in all 50 states that participate in education and advocacy activities. Information on state and local chapters of NOW is available on the national NOW website and through state chapters.


National Organization for Women
Delaware Nonpartisan
Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)

Founded in 1992, Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN) supports the election and appointment of progressive Democratic women candidates to office. The group also provides scholarships to women interested in attending Emerge California, a political training program for women.

California Dem
Democratic Campaign Management Program

The program begins with a week-long, formal training seminar.  Upon completion of the seminar, each participant is assigned a specific area to coordinate as a field organizer for a major Democratic campaign.  

National Dem
Democratic Leadership Institute

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin hosts an annual two-day Democratic Leadership Institute to provide tools and connections necessary to become part of the next generation of party leaders.  With both Activist and Youth (18-25) tracks, DLI offers campaign training sessions, distinguished speakers and social networking opportunities to individuals looking to jump-start their political careers or simply become more effective grassroots activists.


Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dem
Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them. NFDW chapters recognize potential women candidates and encourage their candidacies for office. Members attend meetings, organize educational and political events, volunteer for campaigns, and support candidates for office.

Kentucky Dem
Democratic Women of New Mexico

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them. NFDW chapters recognize potential women candidates and encourage their candidacies for office. Members attend meetings, organize educational and political events, volunteer for campaigns, and support candidates for office.

New Mexico Dem
Democratic Women of North Carolina

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). With 32 chapters nationwide, the NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them. NFDW chapters recognize potential women candidates and encourage their candidacies for office. Members attend meetings, organize educational and political events, volunteer for campaigns, and support candidates for office.

North Carolina Dem
Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona

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

Arizona Dem
Democratic Women of the Desert

The Democratic Women of the Desert are dedicated to promoting social, economic and political policies that reflect the priorities of women by:/ -- educating members about women's issues/ -- increasing political awareness and participation of all women in the community/ -- actively recruiting young women/ -- raising campaign contributions for Democratic women candidates. The group serves the entire Coachella Valley of California including: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs and surrounding areas.

California Dem
Democratic Women's Caucus

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them. NFDW chapters recognize potential women candidates and encourage their candidacies for office. Members attend meetings, organize educational and political events, volunteer for campaigns, and support candidates for office.


DWPAC
Indiana Dem
Democratic Women's Caucus of Colorado

The Democratic Women's Caucus of Colorado works to support policies that seek to improve equity, justice and the economic wellbeing of women in Colorado.

Colorado Dem
Democratic Women's Caucus PAC (Monroe County)

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 politics. Its mission is to fund, inspire, recruit, support, and train progressive women to increase the numbers of women in electoral and appointed positions. The Caucus endorses and financially supports local candidates, in addition to providing campaign training for Caucus members and candidates - most often in coordination with other groups like EMILY's List or DFA. The Caucus also offers breakfast and lunch programs, in addition to a book club.

Indiana Dem
Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc.

The Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Inc. (DWCF) was formed to bring together all Democratic Womens Clubs in Florida to provide a forum for discussion of public matters, to support qualified candidates for public office and to encourage qualified Democratic women to seek elected office.

Florida Dem