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
Emerge Massachusetts

Emerge Massachusetts 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 to 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly weekend workshops over the course of six months.


Emerge America
Massachusetts Dem
Emerge Michigan

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

Michigan Dem
Emerge Nevada

Emerge Nevada 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. Fifteen to 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly weekend meetings and workshops over the course of six months.


Emerge America
Nevada Dem
Emerge New Jersey

Emerge New Jersey is a political leadership training program for Democratic women. 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 state trainings that typically meet once-monthly over 6-8 months.

New Jersey Dem
Emerge New Mexico

Emerge New Mexico 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. Twenty to 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly meetings and workshops over the course of seven months.


Emerge America
New Mexico Dem
Emerge New York

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


Emerge America
New York Dem
Emerge Oregon

Emerge Oregon 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. Twenty to 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly weekend meetings and workshops over the course of six months.


Emerge America
Oregon Dem
Emerge Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania Dem
Emerge South Carolina

Emerge South Carolina, part of the Emerge America Network, is a political leadership training program for Democratic women in South Carolina. The Emerge mission is to identify, educate, and inspire Democratic women who want to pursue careers in politics at the local and state levels. 


Emerge America
South Carolina Dem
Emerge Tampa Bay

Emerge Tampa Bay  is a leadership program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce designed for emerging leaders ages 21 to 35.  The program concentrates on four main segments: voice, connect, grow, and interact.  Members are educateed about issues important to the region, participate in community service and non-profit leadership, and engage in professional development while learning from area leaders and receiving mentorship from them.


Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Florida Nonpartisan
Emerge Tennessee

Program Description: Emerge Tennessee, founded in 2016, is the premier campaign-training program for Democratic women in the state. The Emerge program inspires women to run, and hones their skills to win. Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office. Emerge Tennessee is an affiliate of Emerge America, a national organization operating in 17 states.

Tennessee Dem
Emerge Vermont

Emerge Vermont is a political leadership training program for Democratic women. 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 state trainings that typically meet once-monthly over 6-8 months.

Vermont Dem
Emerge Virginia

Emerge Virginia is changing the face of Virginia 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.

Virginia Dem
Emerge Washington

Emerge Washington 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. 


Emerge America
Washington Dem
Emerge Wisconsin

Emerge Wisconsin 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. Twenty to 25 applicants are chosen annually to participate in once-monthly weekend meetings and workshops over the course of seven months.


Emerge America
Wisconsin Dem
Emgage

Emgage educates and empowers Muslim Americans through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of knowledgeable, motivated, and impactful citizens. Emgage seeks to transform the Muslim American electorate into an active and impactful community.

National
EMILY's List

EMILY's List is a political network committed to a three-pronged strategy to elect pro-choice Democratic women: recruiting and funding viable women candidates; helping them build and run effective campaign organizations; and mobilizing women voters to help elect progressive candidates across the nation. EMILY's List offers: The Political Opportunity Program (POP) to help pro-choice Democratic women run and win for state and local office. Campaign staff training to teach campaign professionals how to be campaign managers, researchers, field operatives, and fundraisers for EMILY's endorsed candidates. The Campaign Corps program to train talented recent graduates and place them on targeted, progressive Democratic campaigns.

National Dem
Empowered Women

Empowered Women gives voice to a new generation of Conservative American women.  We are a positive, proactive platform that celebrates women as individuals who deserve an equal opportunity to live a fulfilled life as they define it.

National Rep
Excellence in Public Service Series

Founded in 1989 as the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series in Indiana, this network of state programs encourages, mentors, and prepares selected Republican women leaders to seek new levels of involvement in government and politics.  Series typically meet on a monthly basis over 5 to 10 months of one year, where participants attend sessions covering issues in government, campaigns, and leadership development.  Currently, expansion programs exist in 17 states, including AZ, CA, DE, FL, IL, IN, OH, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NV, PA, and VA.

National Rep
Fellows Program in Public Affairs

For 70 years, the Coro Fellows Program has equipped emerging leaders with the tools, knowledge, and networks to create positive change for a lifetime.


Coro North California
California Nonpartisan