Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to 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 Name State Party Program Description full
Alabama Federation of Democratic Women AL Dem

The Alabama Federation of Democratic Women unites Alabama women to advance the Democratic ideals of opportunity for all, responsibility from all...

Alabama Federation of Republican Women AL Rep The Alabama Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) seeks to positively affect our nation and strengthen the Republican Party through recruiting,...
American Nurse's Association-PAC
American Nurse's Association, Inc.
National Nonpartisan

ANA-PAC is a bipartisan PAC that supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated their support for legislative and regulatory goals...

Annie's List TX Dem Annie's List aims to recruit, train, and support progressive Democratic women to run for office across the state.
Arizona List AZ Dem The purpose of the Arizona List is to help elect pro-choice Democratic women running for office in Arizona.
Arizona Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
AZ Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Arizona Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan political organization dedicated to increasing the number of women elected...
Black Women Organized for Political Action State PAC (BWOPA) CA Nonpartisan Founded in 1968, Black Women Organized for Political Actions primary goal is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American...
California List CA Dem

Founded in 2002, California List works to protect Democratic women incumbents facing tough re-elections and recruits strong candidates to run for...

California Women's Leadership Association PAC CA Rep The CWLA Political Action Committee is a separate 527 organization that endorses and financially supports candidates for state and local office, with...
California Women's Political Caucus CA Nonpartisan The National Womens Poliltical Caucus of California works to increase womens participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train...
California Women's Political Summit CA Nonpartisan The California Women's Political Summit is a statewide confederation of women-oriented PACS formed in 1989. The group meets 3-4 times per year to...
Carol's List MT Dem

The purpose of Carol’s List is to recruit, train, elect, and otherwise support progressive Democratic women to elected office, in order to...

Colorado BlueFlower Fund CO Dem The Colorado Blue Flower Fund is small donor committee that helps to elect Democratic, pro-choice, progressive women candidates running for state and...
DAWN's List IA Dem

DAWN's List (Democratic Activist Women's Network) is dedicated to strengthening Iowa by electing progressive pro-choice Democratic women to the...

Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN) CA Dem Founded in 1992, Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN) supports the election and appointment of progressive Democratic women candidates to office...
Democratic Women of the Desert CA Dem The Democratic Women of the Desert are dedicated to promoting social, economic and political policies that reflect the priorities of women by:/ --...
Democratic Women's Caucus PAC (Monroe County) IN Dem Founded in 2002, the Monroe County Democratic Women's Caucus works to enable women to understand the campaign process and to involve more women in...
Electing Women PAC National Dem

Electing Women is a Federal Political Action Committee based in Denver, Colorado. Electing Women is dedicated to raising money for pro-choice...

EMILY's List National Dem

EMILY's List is a political network committed to a three-pronged strategy to elect pro-choice Democratic women: recruiting and funding viable...

Feminist Majority PAC National Nonpartisan The Feminist Majority PAC was founded in 2002 to support Congressional candidates who will carry the banner of womens rights. Feminist Majority PAC...
Georgia's WIN List GA Dem

Georgia's WIN List is a political action committee that provides financial, strategic and political support to Democratic women running for...

Gracie's List ID Nonpartisan Gracie's List supports progressive women candidates in Idaho.
Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus MO Nonpartisan The Greater Kansas City Women's Political Caucus PAC supports pro-choice women candidates for state and local office. Male candidates sharing the...
Higher Heights for America National Nonpartisan

Higher Heights Leadership Fund is investing in a long-term strategy to expand and support Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and...

Kansas Advancing Women KS Nonpartisan Kansas Advancing Women is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to electing progressive women candidates.
Kentucky Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
KY Nonpartisan The Kentucky Womens Political Caucus (KWPC), a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, is a bipartisan grassroots association whose purpose...
Latinas Lead California CA Nonpartisan

A non-partisan organization, Latinas Lead California is the state's first political action committee dedicated to raising funds to support Latinas...

Lillian's List NC Dem

Lillian's List of North Carolina is a statewide independent political committee dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the North...

Los Angeles African American Women PAC CA Dem Founded in 1991, the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC) is dedicated to endorsing and supporting California...
Louisiana Legislative Women's Political Caucus PAC LA Nonpartisan

Louisiana Legislative Women's Political Caucus PAC aims to prepare the next generation of women leaders.

LUPE Fund Inc. NJ Nonpartisan

LUPE Fund Inc.'s mission is to educate, empower, and engage Latinas in order to promote leadership and civic engagement. LUPEPAC supports...

LUPE PAC
Lupe Fund Inc
NJ

Lupe PAC's mission is to increase Latinas participation in the political process in the State of New Jersey; increase the number of progressive...

Maggie's List FL Rep Maggies List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...
Maggie's List PAC National Rep

Maggie's List was created in 2010 as a federal PAC to increase the number of elected women committed to promoting the values of fiscal...

Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC MA Nonpartisan

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus PAC provides support to qualified, pro-choice women candidates running for legislative and statewide...

MI List MI Dem

Founded in 2004, MI List is a statewide organization and donor network dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to the Michigan...

Minnesota Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MN Nonpartisan Founded in 1971, the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It shares NWPC goals to increase the...
Missouri Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
MO Nonpartisan The Missouri Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for elected...
Modern Republican Women PAC National Rep

The Modern Republican Women PAC aims to appeal to Millennials and women by breaking the cycle of unsuccessful Republican Campaigns that have been...

National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs PAC National Nonpartisan Established in 1979, the nonpartisan Business and Professional Women Political Action Committee (BPW/PAC) helps shape the national agenda on working...
National Organization for Women PAC National Nonpartisan As an independent, non-partisan committee, NOW/PAC endorses candidates who take uncompromising stands on feminist issues -- including both women and...
National Women's Political Caucus of California PAC CA Nonpartisan The National Womens Poliltical Caucus of California works to increase womens participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train...
National Women's Political Caucus of California, Los Angeles Westside PAC CA Nonpartisan

The National Womens Political Caucus of Californias Los Angeles Westside Political Action Committee meets throughout the year to interview...

National Women's Political Caucus PAC National Nonpartisan NWPC-PAC supports pro-choice women candidates from around the country.
Native Women's Political Caucus PAC National Nonpartisan

The Native Women's Political Caucus promotes and supports Native women running for local, state, and federal offices.

New York Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
NY Nonpartisan

The New York Women's Political Caucus PAC supports women candidates for elected and appointed office. 

NewPower PAC GA Nonpartisan

NewPower PAC is a nonpartisan organization that is motivated by the scarcity of women in elective or appointed office in the state of Georgia. Our...

NWPC Florida FL Nonpartisan

NWPCFL is a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's political participation by increasing the number of pro-choice women in...

Ohio Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
OH Nonpartisan

Established in 1972, the Cincinatti Women's Political Caucus recruits, trains, and supports feminist candidates. It is the only active chapter of...

PAM's List NJ Dem

Founded in 1993, PAM's List raises funds through a donor network to support pro-choice, viable, Democratic women candidates for the New Jersey...

Patsy T. Mink PAC HI Dem The Patsy T. Mink PAC is dedicated to raising early money for progressive pro-choice Democratic women candidates for state offices.
Poder PAC National Nonpartisan Created after the 2008 elections, PODER PAC is a national effort to increase the number of Latinas elected at all levels of government. PODER PAC...
PURSE (People United for Republican Sisters' Elections) PAC IA Rep PURSE PAC, a women's political fundraising organization founded in the fall of 2008, hopes to draw more women to the Republican Party of Iowa by...
Rachel's Action Network (RAN) National Nonpartisan

RAN empowers pro-environment women funders to influence the political proccess. 

Represent! PAC PA Dem

Represent! PAC was founded to increase the number of Democratic women in elected office in Pennsylvania by providing financial investments in...

Republican Pro-Choice Coalition National Rep The Republican Majority for Choice PAC supports Republican men and women throughout the United States who believe in the Party's traditional...
RightNOW Women PAC National Rep

RightNOW Women PAC is a volunteer organization helping elect Republican women to federal office.

ROSA PAC National Nonpartisan

Raising Our Sisters’ Assets Political Action Committee (ROSA PAC) is dedicated to raising funds for women of color running for Congress to help...

Ruth's List FL Dem

Ruth's List Florida is dedicated to building a progressive Florida by recruiting, supporting, and electing pro-choice, Democratic women to public...

Sally's List OK Nonpartisan

Founded in 2010, Sally's List is dedicated to recruiting and training progressive women to run for the Oklahoma State Legislature.  The...

San Francisco Women's Political Committee CA Nonpartisan Established in 2002, the San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC) is a multi-party organization that works to engage women in all dimensions...
Santa Barbara Women's PAC CA Nonpartisan

The Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to furthering gender equality and feminist...

SHE-PAC National Rep

SHE-PAC is a political action committee that makes contributions to campaigns of conservative women running for federal and state offices.

Texas Latina PAC TX Dem

Texas Latina List is a progressive political action committee that endorses and financially supports Latina women in Texas.

Texas Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
TX Nonpartisan

Founded in 1971, the National Women's Political Caucus of Texas is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization...

The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee NY Dem The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates at the state or local level in New York State.
The Farm Team VA Dem

Started in 2008 under the leadership of former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, The Farm Team is a statewide organization devoted to indentifying...

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund National Rep The Susan B. Anthony List is a pro-life women's PAC designed to provide early money to women running for high national office.
Value in Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC) National Rep

Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC) wascreated to elect qualified Republican women to federal office. Founded in 1998...

Ventura County Women's Political Council CA Nonpartisan The Ventura County Women's Political Council is a multi-partisan organization whose objective is to achieve equality for all women. The organization...
Virginia Women's Political Caucus PAC
National Women's Political Caucus
VA Nonpartisan

The Virginia Women's Political Caucus, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits, trains and supports women candidates for...

VOICES of Conservative Women Political Action Committee (VOICESPAC) MN Rep

VOICESPAC was formed to help train, endorse and support the next generation of women leaders and/or candidates at all levels of government who...

VOICESPAC Wisconsin
Voices of Conservative Women
WI Rep

Trains and supports the next generation of women leaders at ALL levels of government who support fiscal responsibility, limited government and...

Washington Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
WA Nonpartisan

The Washington Women's Political Caucus trains and educates women interested in running for office.  The Caucus has a PAC that makes endorsements...

WE PAC
Women Elect
NY Dem

WE PAC is a political action committee that helps women who support reproductive rights build their financial and volunteer networks and fully...

Woman's National Democratic Club PAC National Dem WNDC PAC has two goals: to elect a Democrat as President, and to maintain and build upon recent gains in Congressional races. The group also...
Women for Tennessee's Future TN Dem

Women for Tennessee's Future (WTF) is a political action committee dedicated to mobilization, advocacy, and fundraising for the election of...

Women for: Orange County CA Nonpartisan A grassroots advocacy membership organization for issue Orange County women care about human and civil rights, peace and justice, education,...
Women in Leadership CA Nonpartisan Founded in 1993, Women In Leadership is a bi-partisan organization dedicated to electing pro-choice women to public office. WIL supports candidates...
Women in Numbers PAC TN Nonpartisan
Women Lead PAC National Rep
Women on the Right UNITE National Rep

Women on the Right recruits and supports Republican women candidates.

Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) National Nonpartisan Recognizing the need to develop a "farm team" of young women in elective office, WUFPAC supports the efforts of women under forty from all political...
Women's Action for New Directions PAC (WAND PAC) National Nonpartisan WAND PAC is a political action committee of WAND (Women's Action for New Directions) members. As a national membership organization, WAND works to...
Women's Campaign Fund PAC National Nonpartisan

Women's Campaign Fund is the first national organization in the country to financially support women candidates. We are dedicated to supporting...

Women's Democratic Club of Delaware PAC DE Dem

Women's Democratic Club of Delaware PAC provides fund for pro-choice Democratic candidates.

Women's Investment Network (WIN-PAC) OR Dem WIN-PAC was formed in 1988 solely to help elect non-incumbent, pro-choice women to the Oregon legislature. Under guidelines adopted in 1994, WIN-PAC...
Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey PAC NJ Nonpartisan

Founded in 1972, the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey, a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, recruits and trains progressive...

Women's Political Committee National Nonpartisan Established in 1984, the Women's Political Committee supports progressive women candidates for federal office. Candidates must support the National...
Women's Political Committee CA Dem

Established in 1977, the Women's Political Committee supports progressive women candidates, primarily in California, who are seeking elected...

Women's Taking Action in Politics (TAP) Fund NY Nonpartisan 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,...
WomenWinning Minnesota MN Nonpartisan The mission of womenwinning is to encourage, promote and support pro-choice women's leadership in all political parties and levels of public office.