Locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. 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 Cai Barias.
|131 & Counting
131 & Counting aims to support the growing number of women lawmakers and their staff by bringing together public policy professionals and female leaders to ensure women are an essential part of our democracy.
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Women make up over 50% of the state’s general population, but a mere 16% of Michigan municipal managers are women. Through the 16/50 Project, the Michigan Municipal League is working to address these issues and move the needle upward on the number of women serving at the most executive level of government
|A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy
Developed through FIREPAC, the IAFF Political Training Academy educates and assists campaign veterans and political newcomers alike on how to run for elected office, manage a political campaign or direct an affiliate’s political action program.
|Alabama Association of University Women (AAUW)
The AAUW of Alabama advances equity for women and girls throughadvocacy, education, and research. AAUW of Alabama has local chapters throughout the state and sponsors Ready to Run Alabama, a non-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions.
|Alabama Federation of Democratic Women
The Alabama Federation of Democratic Women unites Alabama women to advance the Democratic ideals of opportunity for all, responsibility from all and community of all by working to elect qualified candidates who share the Federation's vision of a responsible and accountable government.
|Alabama Federation of Republican Women
The Alabama Federation of Republican Women (ALFRW) promotes the empowerment of women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds in the political process through recruiting, education, training, supporting, and electing Republicans.
|Alaska Federation of Republican Women
Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party and elects Republican candidates.
|Alaska Women for Political Action
Alaska Women for Political Action (AWPA) is a multi-partisan, multi-cultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political arena and creating a political power base designed to achieve equality for women. The AWPA provides support to women candidates running for all levels of office regardless of political affiliation.
|Alaska Women's Legislative Caucus
The bipartisan Women's Caucus works together on legislative priorities and advancing women's leadership.
|Alene Moris National Education for Women's Leadership
Women's Center, University of Washington, Seattle
Alene Moris NEW Leadership® Institute is an intensive six-day residential institute open to women students who attend universities or colleges in the Puget Sound region or who have a permanent residence in the area. The program is designed to educate and empower young women for future political participation and leadership. Alene Moris NEW Leadership® Institute is part of the NEW Leadership® Development Network of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University (NJ).
|All In Together
The All In Together Campaign (AIT) is a non-partisan women’s organization committed to delivering cross-sector, innovative solutions to advance the progress of women’s political, civic and professional leadership in the United States.
|American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Events
The American Association of Political Consultants sponsors seminars and conferences in different parts of the country throughout the year, emphasizing political campaigns and strategy and targeted to campaign professionals and AAPC members. Information about these programs is posted on the AAPC website.
|American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oregon
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW of Oregon promotes advocacy, takes action to empower women and girls, and connects the Association with branch members.
American Majority offers campaign training programs for conservative candidates and activists.
|American Nurses Association Political Action Committee (ANA-PAC)
ANA-PAC is a bipartisan PAC that supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated their support for legislative and regulatory goals of ANA.
Annie's List aims to recruit, train, and support progressive Democratic women to run for office across Texas.
|Arizona Center for Civic Leadership
The nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation enhances civic life in Arizona through civic education, leadership, and engagement programs.
|Arizona Federation of Democratic Women
The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of women's voices in the Democratic Party. NFDW chapters promote Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them.
|Arizona Federation of Republican Women
The AzFRW works to empower women in the political process and provide a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. AzFRW has 28 clubs throughout Arizona.
|Arizona Leading for Change
Leading For Change (LFC) is a non-profit, non-partisan training organization dedicated to developing the next generation of civic leaders in their quest to enhance the lives and opportunities in their communities.