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.
|Coro Los Angeles
Coro Southern California is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.Coro Southern California is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.
|Dare to Run
Dare to Run offers female college graduates the chance to participate in a two-year certificate program in pursuit of a career path in public service. They give women the opportunity to be a voice for their communities by committing to run campaigns in search of elected office within two years of graduation from the program.
|Delaware Federation of Republican Women
The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide, the NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them. NFDW chapters recognize potential women candidates and encourage their candidacies for office. Members attend meetings, organize educational and political events, volunteer for campaigns, and support candidates for office.
|Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
DAWN is a Democratic organization whose primary purpose is to assist in the election of Democratic, progressive, pro-choice women (& men) to elected & appointed office, and to advocate for policies and actions that protect the rights of women locally, nationally, and abroad.
|Democratic Campaign Management Program
The program begins with a week-long, formal training seminar. Upon completion of the seminar, each participant is assigned a specific area to coordinate as a field organizer for a major Democratic campaign.
|Democratic Leadership Institute
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin hosts an annual two-day Democratic Leadership Institute to provide tools and connections necessary to become part of the next generation of party leaders. With both Activist and Youth (18-25) tracks, DLI offers campaign training sessions, distinguished speakers and social networking opportunities to individuals looking to jump-start their political careers or simply become more effective grassroots activists.
|Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky
The Democratic Women's Club of Kentucky promotes Democratic principles and ideas, and candidates that reflect our beliefs, values and concerns.
|Democratic Women of North Carolina
Democratic Women of North Carolina has over 60 county chapters in North Carolina and is a member of the National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW). The NFDW promotes Democratic Party goals and candidates and works to unite women party members behind them.
|Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona
The Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona promotes the cause of the Democratic Party and encourages full participation of women in every level of the Democratic Party structure.
|Democratic Women of the Desert
Democratic Women of the Desert is dedicated to promoting social, economic and political policies that reflect the priorities of women by educating members about women's issues, promoting women's political participation, actively recruiting young women, and fundraising for Democratic women candidates.
|Democratic Women's Caucus of Colorado
The Democratic Women's Caucus of Colorado works to support policies that seek to improve equity, justice and the economic wellbeing of women in Colorado.
|Democratic Women's Caucus Political Action Committee (DWC-PAC)
The mission of DWC-PAC is to fund, inspire, recruit, support and train progressive, pro-choice Democratic women for elected office.
|Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Inc.
The Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Inc. (DWCF) was formed to bring together all Democratic Womens Clubs in Florida to provide a forum for discussion of public matters, to support qualified candidates for public office and to encourage qualified Democratic women to seek elected office.
|Democratic Women's Club of the Villages
The Villages Democratic Club is a social group of Villagers wanting to be comfortable and secure in their right to think and act progressively. A political group representing Sumter County, focusing on filling elected positions with Democrats.
|EDF Action Campaign Academy
EDF Action Campaign Academy gives candidates the tools they need to connect the environment to their local campaigns. Participants will learn about current public opinion surrounding environmental issues, how to craft a values-driven message, ways to deliver a consistent message through all aspects of their campaign, and how to respond to attacks on the environment and their campaign.
Eleanor’s Legacy is a statewide organization that works to recruit, train, and elect pro-choice Democratic women at the state and local level in New York.
|Elect Black Women PAC
Elect Black Women PAC endorses and supports Black women running for political office at every level of office.
|Elect Democratic Women
Elect Democratic Women is focused on electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress through the endorsement and support of candidates.
Elect Her is a one-day nonpartisan training for women on how to run for student government and political office.
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|Elect Women NJ
Elect Women NJ is an organization, a political action committee, focused on raising money to invest in strong, women candidates in NJ races.