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
DFA Campaign Academy

The DFA Campaign Academy seeks to focus, network, and train grassroots activists to change the country and the Democratic Party from the bottom up.  The Campaign Academy weekend trainings offer 16 hours of intensive, interactive workshops for hundreds of local activists, campaign staff and candidates. Experienced campaign professionals lead sessions in voter contact, fundraising, communications, on-line organizing and much more, while attendees also network with local progressive candidates and activists.  Campaign Academies take place throughout the country.


Democracy for America
National Dem
EDF Action Campaign Academy

EDF Action Campaign Academy gives candidates the tools they need to connect the environment to their local campaigns.  Participants will learn about current public opinion surrounding environmental issues, how to craft a values-driven message, ways to deliver a consistent message through all aspects of their campaign, and how to respond to attacks on the environment and their campaign.


EDF Action
National Nonpartisan
Elect Black Women PAC

Elect Black Women PAC endorses and supports Black women running for political office at every level of office.

Elect Democratic Women

Elect Democratic Women is focused on electing more Democratic women to Congress. Elect Democratic Women was formed by Democratic Congresswomen who understand that Congress cannot and will not address the urgent needs facing women and their families by a Congress where less than one in five representatives are women. 

National Dem
Elect Her-Campus Women Win

Elect HerCampus Women Win encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start,Elect Her recognizes the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap 38 campuses hosted Elect Her in 2013. Campus administrators, students, and local AAUW members collaborate with AAUW and Running Start staff to plan the trainings each year. Elect Her is a one-day, 4.5-hour training. Applications for new sites are available each August at the Elect Her website.

National Nonpartisan
Elect Women NJ

Elect Women NJ is an organization, a political action committee, focused on raising money to invest in strong, women candidates in NJ races.

New Jersey
Electing Women Alliance

The Electing Women Alliance is a national network of local giving groups that harness the collective power of women to support women candidates. The goal is to increase participation in the political process by building communities of women who come together to contribute to women running for office.

National Dem
Electing Women PAC

Electing Women is a Federal Political Action Committee based in Denver, Colorado. Electing Women is dedicated to raising money for pro-choice women running for Governor and U.S. Senate seats around the country by leveraging the power of women to elect women.

National Dem
Elevate PAC

E-PAC works to recruit, develop, support, and mentor a slate of top tier women Republican candidates who have demonstrated electability and potential for candidate development and growth.

National Rep
Ella's List

Ella's list raises money and supports progressive female candidates running for municipal office in Connecticut.

Connecticut Dem
Emerge Alabama

Emerge Alabama inspires women to run for public office, and hones their skills to win. Their goal is to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office throughout the state. 


Emerge America
Alabama Dem
Emerge America

Emerge America is a political leadership training program for Democratic women held in states throughout the country. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels. 

National Dem
Emerge Arizona

Arizona Emerge, part of the Emerge America Network, is a political leadership training program for Democratic women in Arizona. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels. Fifteen to 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly meetings and workshops over the course of seven months.


Emerge America
Arizona Dem
Emerge California

Sponsored by Emerge America
Emerge California, an affiliate of Emerge America, is a political candidate training program for Democratic women in California who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels. The Emerge mission is to inspire and prepare Democratic women across the state to run for and win public office by providing comprehensive training and access to powerful political networks. Twenty-five to thirty applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly weekend workshops over the course of seven months.


Emerge America
California Dem
Emerge Colorado

Emerge Colorado is changing the face of Colorado politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Our intensive, cohort-based six-month training program is unique. As the number of elected Democratic women remains flat or even declines, the need for our work is growing.

Colorado Dem
Emerge Connecticut

Emerge recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.

Connecticut Dem
Emerge Kentucky

Emerge Kentucky is a political leadership program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels. Twenty-five applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly workshops over the course of seven months. Workshops are held at various locations around the state.


Emerge America
Kentucky Dem
Emerge Louisiana

Emerge Louisiana recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for office.


Emerge America
Louisiana Dem
Emerge Maine

Emerge Maine is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels. Up to 25 attendees are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly workshops over the course of six months. Workshops are held at various locations around the state.


Emerge America
Maine Dem
Emerge Maryland

Emerge Maryland is changing the face of Maryland politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Our intensive, cohort-based six-month training program is unique. 

Maryland Dem