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
Women's Taking Action in Politics (TAP) Fund

The Women's TAP (Taking Action in Politics) Fund is a non-partisan PAC operating in western New York whose goal is to elect qualified, pro-choice, pro-ERA, pro-child care women to local and state office.

New York Nonpartisan

WomenCount is a non-profit progressive political organization that gives women of all generations and backgrounds from around the United States a voice in the political process. The organization has three arms: a 527 that launches issue-related campaigns, a 501c4 that conducts political advocacy, and a PAC that raises and donates funds to candidates for office.

National Dem

WomenElect is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks and fully understand the process of running for elected office. WomenElect offers extended, in-depth training and coaching process that focuses onteaching the unique skills required of candidates for elected office, including, but not limited to, fundraising, public speaking, image development, press/media relations, and leadership development. WomenElect has a network of chapters across New York State.

New York Nonpartisan
Womens Legislators of Maryland

The Maryland Legislative Women's Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral women's caucus that sets a legislative agenda. The Caucus has also worked to recruit women candidates in the past, when seats are available.

Maryland Nonpartisan
WomenWinning Minnesota

The mission of womenwinning is to encourage, promote and support pro-choice women's leadership in all political parties and levels of public office.

Minnesota Nonpartisan
Wyoming 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. 

Wyoming Dem
Wyoming L.E.A.D

Wyoming Business Councils Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Agriculture Leadership Council (WALC)

The Wyoming L.E.A.D. Program develops highly motivated, well informed rural leaders who will act forcefully, serve effectively, and speak articulately for agriculture and Wyoming communities. Sponsored by Wyoming Business Councils Agribusiness Division and the Wyoming Agriculture Leadership Council (WALC), the Wyoming Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) program educates participants over an 18-month period with 10 classes about topics such as:/ -- communication/ -- leadership skills/ -- agriculture policy/ -- international trade/ -- rural economics/ -- state and national government/ -- business and estate planning/ -- natural resource management/ -- marketing/ -- media relations .

Wyoming Nonpartisan
Wyoming NOW

National Organization for Women

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

Wyoming Nonpartisan
Wyoming Women Rise

Wyoming Women Rise is dedicated to empowering women in Wyoming to become leaders in state and local government.

Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus

The bi-partisan Wyoming Womens Legislative Caucus offers regular gatherings, a speakers bureau, candidate development, and an intern/aide program to encourage more Wyoming women to run for office. Members of the Caucus have participated in gatherings and workshops to share their experiences in running for and serving in political office. 

Wyoming Nonpartisan
Young Women's Political Summit

Running Start

Running Start offers a Young Women’s Political Summit to bring together women of all ages seeking inspiration and skills to enter the political arena. This weekend event will bring together young women from across the country  to hone their leadership skills, learn more about running for office, and establish connections.  The Summit will feature nationally acclaimed speakers and panelists who will highlight the work being done getting women into politics.

National Nonpartisan
Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

Running Start

Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership Program (YWPL) introduces high school girls to the power of political leadership.  The program is open to high school girls entering 9th grade through those who will have just graduated.  We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization encouraging girls to lead from every background and ideology.

National Nonpartisan
Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy

Native Action Network

Beginning in 2010, the Native Action Network holds an annual two-day Youth Native Women's Leadership Academy designed to empower young women as they continue their journey to become leaders of their community. Through hands-on training, participants learn how to advocate for an issue and inspire positive change, while being instilled with Native and community values. Native women who are juniors and seniors in high school through college sophomores are encouraged to apply. Upon completion of the program, participants will be welcomed into an alumni network of Native women community leaders.

Washington Nonpartisan