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
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
Arizona NOW

The Arizona National Organization for Women (AZNOW) works to advance the equal status of women and girls in all aspects of their lives.

Arizona Nonpartisan
Arkansas 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. 

Arkansas Dem
Arkansas Federation of Republican Women

Founded in 1948 and affiliated with the NFRW in 1955, the Arkansas Federation of Republican Women has sponsored campaign management schools and training for poll watchers and workers. AFRW's goals are to grow the grassroots membership, to continue to bring women into Republican politics, to encourage them to run for office, and to make Arkansas a totally red state from the quorum court to the Governor's Mansion and the White House.

Arkansas Rep
Arkansas GOP Campaign Training

Arkansas Republican Party

The Republican Party of Arkansas provides a number of campaign and grassroots training programs throughout the state and at different points of the year. These programs are generally open to the public, but there are also specific private trainings for recruited candidates. These are typically day-long programs.

Arkansas Rep
Arkansas NOW

NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination and constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and LGBTQIA rights. 

Arkansas Nonpartisan
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is dedicated to ensuring the participation and success of Asian Pacific Americans in government at the national, state, and local levels. Founded in 1994, APAICS promotes, supports, and conducts non-partisan education and informational activities, research, and programs designed to effectively enhance and increase the participation of the Asian Pacific Islander American community in the democratic process. APIACS offers a leadership program for elected officials, internships, and 3 fellowship opportunities.

District of Columbia Nonpartisan
Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program

Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce

The Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program is a nine-month program to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community.  Thirty to 35 candidates are chosen annually to participate in monthly training seminars addressing community issues and including lectures, discussions, field trips, and practical exercises. 

Louisiana Nonpartisan
Bi-Partisan Coalition for Women's Appointments

Center for American Women and Politics

The New Jersey Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments (BCWA) is a statewide, bipartisan group of prominent women and organizations convened in years when there is an open seat for governor. BCWA convened for the first time in 1981. The purpose of BCWA is to ensure the placement of women in key positions throughout state government.

New Jersey Nonpartisan
Black Girls Vote

The mission of Black Girls Vote is to inspire women of color to use the political process to improve the quality of life for their families and the collective community. Black Girls Vote engages, educates, and empowers women to activate their voice by utilizing their vote.

National Nonpartisan
Black Women Organized for Political Action

Founded in 1968, Black Women Organized for Political Actions primary goal is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community. Through its statewide chapters in seven states, including California, BWOPA works to articulate collective positions on issues affecting African Americans while providing leadership, training and mentoring to engage members in the political process.

California Nonpartisan
Black Women Organized for Political Action PAC (B-PAC)

B-PAC's mission is to: recruit African American women to maximize the involvement and participation in the political process; support and endorse candidates who reflect the core principles and values of BWOPA; and mobilize to advancing a political agenda that supports economic, social and political equity for the African American community, in general, and women, in particular.

California Nonpartisan
Black Women Voters' Legacy PAC

Black Women Voters' Legacy PAC is the independent expenditure only program of Madam for America that works to educate and mobilize Black women voters on behalf of their candidates.

Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa Nonpartisan
Boss Ladies: Training the Next Generation of Campaign Leaders

IGNITE and New American Leaders

During an immersive half-day training, participants will learn how to find a position that fits your skill set and professional goals, figure out what candidate you want to work for, create a winning campaign strategy, and a host of other essential campaign skills.

National Nonpartisan
C.R.E.W. - Civically Re-Engaged Women

CUNY - School of Professionalism

Learn the essential tools needed to run a political campaign. Learn from experienced professionals and today’s political leaders about how to get the job and what to do once you get it. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a "Candidate Training Certificate"  

New York Nonpartisan
California 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. 

California Dem
California Federation of Republican Women

The California Federation of Republican Women, a chapter of the National Federation of Republican Women, promotes an informed public through education and activity, works to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government, promotes knowledge of the principles and policies of the Republican Party, encourages active citizenship, and coordinates with the California Republican Party to support Republican candidates.

California Rep
California Issues and Trends Program

Leadership California

Founded in 1988, Leadership California is a non-partisan network of women leaders dedicated to advancing the leadership role of women in California. Since 1992, its California Issues and Trends Program (CIT) has educated women on public policy issues, challenges, and demographic trends facing California. Sixty women are chosen annually to participate in quarterly sessions around the state where experts provide them the knowledge necessary to take leadership roles in Californias public and private sectors.

California Nonpartisan