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. 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.

Program State(s) Party
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.

National, District of Columbia Nonpartisan
16/50 Project

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

Michigan Nonpartisan
A. Michael Mullane Political Training Academy

IAFF Firefighters

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. 

Maryland Nonpartisan
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 Nonpartisan
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 Dem
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.

Alabama Rep
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 Rep
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 Nonpartisan
Alaska Women's Legislative Caucus

The bipartisan Women's Caucus works together on legislative priorities and advancing women's leadership. 

Alaska Nonpartisan
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. 

National Nonpartisan
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.

National Nonpartisan
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.

Oregon Nonpartisan
American Majority

American Majority offers campaign training programs for conservative candidates and activists.

Virginia Rep
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.

National Nonpartisan
Annie's List

Annie's List aims to recruit, train, and support progressive Democratic women to run for office across Texas.

Texas Dem
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 Nonpartisan
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 Dem
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 Rep
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. 

Arizona Nonpartisan
Arizona List

The purpose of the Arizona List is to help elect pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Arizona.

Arizona Dem