Directory of political organizations, nonprofit organizations, and others providing support, training, resources, and more to women running for public office
National Federation of Republican Women
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Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is one of the largest grassroots political organizations in the country with tens of thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation.
We empower women from all backgrounds in the political process and provide a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas.
Our objectives are to:
- Inform the public through political and legislative education, training and activity;
- recruit, train and elect Republican candidates;
- protect the integrity of our electoral process;
- promote the principles, objectives and policies of the Republican Party;
- unite and facilitate cooperation among the state and club organizations; and,
- increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.
Working to elect Republican candidates at the local, state and national levels is the focal point of the National Federation of Republican Women.
Through our Campaign Management Schools and other programs, we have trained thousands of Republican women to manage political campaigns and to be successful candidates and elected officials. At the grassroots, our members sponsor voter registration drives, host candidate debates, and log millions of volunteer campaign hours for Republicans every election cycle.
New American Leaders
New American Leaders is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office.
We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone is included and everyone participates. Unfortunately, our elected government, from City Council to Congress, does not reflect our country’s diverse population.
NAL is the only national, nonpartisan organization focused on bringing New Americans into the political process. We accomplish our goals by:
- Training and inspiring immigrant leaders of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to run for office.
- Building partnerships and coalitions among New American elected officials so they can advance more inclusive policies from state to state.
- Researching solutions to create a more diverse leadership and make the political system more accessible to all Americans.
We believe that when our elected officials mirror the makeup of our nation, we achieve stronger communities, a more responsive government and a robust democracy.
New Politics Leadership Academy
We support military veterans and national service alumni to consider politics as a way to continue serving the country.
We believe that service members are some of our nation’s best problem solvers, “dreamers,” and change makers, and we need their leadership more than ever.
When you serve, you learn how to work together with people from different backgrounds, lead diverse teams, and solve tough problems. You learn what it means to lead with courage, integrity, and empathy — and how to put country first. We don’t believe that’s too much to expect from our political leaders. By encouraging these service leaders to serve through politics, we believe we can transform our politics and our nation.
what we do
New Politics Leadership Academy is a nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting servant leaders to serve through politics. Through leadership development experiences, educational programming, and networking events, we’re building a new pipeline into politics for Americans who have served our communities and country before and who feel called to continue their service by jumping into the political arena.
Our core values represent our deepest beliefs and our highest aspirations. Together, these values comprise our inner compass; through adhering to these values, we maintain the clarity, focus, and drive required to powerfully serve others.
Political Institute for Women
Founded in 2010, the Political Institute for Women (“PIW”) is a global education organization that offers non-partisan courses for political candidates, professionals, advocates and organizations. Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen, Founder of PIW, has also created the Girls in Politics Initiative (“GIP”). GIP programs introduce girls ages 8 to 17 to politics, policy, the work of the United States Congress, parliamentary governments and the work of the United Nations. GIP programs are hosted in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. PIW and GIP also offer private and customized events to education, social and political organizations. To request a private or customized event go to the Book an Event page and complete the request for proposal form.
Republican Main Street PAC
The American people are rightfully tired of the hyper-partisanship and gridlock in Washington. Voters want a government that works and legislators who can work across party lines to find pragmatic solutions to the challenges we face as a nation.
To make Washington work again, we need more — not fewer — elected officials who are willing to put partisan politics aside to work for the greater good. That’s where the Republican Main Street PAC comes in: We support Republican candidates who are committed to governing and to making Washington work again.
What We Do
The Republican Main Street Partnership PAC is a multi-candidate federal political action committee. We offer our individual and corporate/association members the opportunity to support the governing wing of the Republican Party.
Who We Endorse
Our endorsement list is made up of the sitting members and prospective candidates on whose success the Republican majority rests. These are the most challenging battlegrounds in Congressional elections.
RightNOW Women PAC
RightNOW Women PAC is focused on increasing the number of elected Republican women to federal office through direct PAC contributions as well as grassroots support. RightNOW Women PAC will focus on engaging younger women to support female candidates through low dollar, high volume fundraising events and grassroots engagement. RightNOW Women PAC will also engage more senior women as advisors to provide financial support and candidate advice.
Helping Republican Women Candidates become Political Leaders for positive change
RightNOW Women PAC is a volunteer organization helping elect qualified women to federal office. We support women candidates from all walks of life who share common beliefs in economic growth, individual responsibility, a strong national defense, access to the best education and quality healthcare at a reasonable cost.
An America where all qualified Republican women have the funding and support necessary to get elected to federal office.
She Should Run
Who We Are
She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 with the mission to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States. Women are underrepresented at all levels in the 500,000+ elected offices across the U.S. That is why She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run by 2030.
What We Do
Our programs provide an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities. We believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership.
What We Envision
We know that when women run for office they win at the same rates as men. Yet women are not encouraged and recruited at the same rate as men. Our Ask a Woman to Run tool provides a way for individuals to tell us about great women leaders they know who should consider a run for office. Once women are ready to take their first step towards public office, our first-of-its-kind She Should Run Incubator offers resources and a community that meets them where they are in their paths to elected leadership. Over 21,000 women have been inspired to run for office through She Should Run since the 2016 election.
Women are underrepresented at all levels in the 500,000+ elected offices across the U.S. That is why She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run for local, state, and federal offices by 2030. And we can’t do it without your support.
And when more women run…
- More women lead: As more and more She Should Run Incubator graduates become elected officials at all levels of office, they become role models to girls and young women; normalize women’s leadership, changing the culture of women in politics; and amplify the need for gender parity in office.
- More voices will be heard and more challenges met: By encouraging more women to run, She Should Run is building a more effective and representative government that can meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Susan B. Anthony Candidate Fund
The Candidate Fund finances and endorses pro-life candidates for congress and high state public office
Since our founding in 1992, SBA List has financed and endorsed over 110 winning members of Congress. We will have helped to nurture a first generation of women leaders who have embraced the cause of Life and advanced in public office.
We support candidates in three key ways:
- Direct Support: The SBA List Candidate Fund contributes directly to selected campaigns
- Bundled Checks: The SBA List asks members to contribute to the endorsed candidates of their choice, making the checks payable to the campaigns. The checks are then collected by the SBA List Candidate Fund, “bundled” together with other members’ checks and sent to the candidates
- Independent Expenditures: The SBA List Candidate Fund runs Independent Expenditure Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) programs in targeted districts, designed to turn out pro-life voters on Election Day.
We are the only national organization dedicated to elevating openly LGBTQ leaders who can further equality at all levels of government. Through our training and professional development programs, each year Victory Institute assists hundreds of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government, business and advocacy. Many of our trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBTQ elected and appointed officials now serving around the world.
LGBTQ Victory Institute works to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office and to provide programming, service and other support to help ensure their success.
Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC) was founded in 1997 by female Republican Members of Congress and professional women to help elect qualified, viable Republican women to Congress. VIEW PAC is governed by a voluntary Advisory Board responsible for strategic decisions relating to engagement in key federal races. Incumbent GOP women in the House and Senate attend VIEW PAC events, but they have no official operational role.
VIEW PAC is exclusively dedicated to protecting and increasing the number of Republican women in the US House and US Senate. Our singular goal is to strategically provide financial support where and when it is needed most; whether it be for a vulnerable incumbent or a competitive candidate. Since we began our mission over 20 years ago, VIEW PAC has directly contributed and helped raise over $4,500,000 for Republican women running for Congress.
VIEW PAC strives to support credible, electable Republican women running for federal office and encourages others to do the same. What began as a way to raise money and contribute money now also serves as a network of people who care about helping other women succeed. More women are taking the leap to run for federal office, in part because they believe they will have the support they need to be successful.
While VIEW PAC has done more to support Republican women running for federal office than any other PAC entity in history, we need to do much more to accomplish our collective mission. Beginning in 2018, VIEW PAC will be utilizing its independent expenditure component to strategically deploy voter contact efforts on the ground and on the airwaves to support vulnerable incumbents and competitive challengers when and where they need it the most.