We Need More Women in Public Office

Research shows that women make government more transparent, inclusive and accessible. Women bring different priorities and experiences to public life, including perspectives that have been largely absent in public policymaking. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed around the country.  Ready to Run® is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign, or get involved in public life in other ways.  CAWP's model curriculum covers fundraising, positioning oneself for elected office, navigating the political party structure, media training, the nuts and bolts of organizing a campaign, mobilizing voters, and crafting a message. 

National Network

Our national network of Ready to Run® programs includes partners in almost 20 states around the country.  

Upcoming Ready to Run® Programs Around the Country

Upcoming Network Programs Around the Country

Ready to Run® Pittsburgh (PA) - February 4, 2017
Ready to Run® Iowa - Feb. 17, March 31, and April 28, 2017
Ready to Run® Philadelphia (PA) - February 18, 2017
Ready to Run® New Jersey – March 10-11, 2017
Ready to Run® California  – April 8, 2017
Ready to Run® Illinois - June 3, 2017