The National Women's Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process and creating a women's political power base to achieve equality for all women. The NWPC recruits, trains, and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed office at all levels of government.
The NWPC was founded during the modern American women's movement when 320 women from 26 states met under the leadership of feminists such as Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, and Betty Friedan to form the Caucus on July 11, 1971. The first statement of purpose pledged to fight sexism, racism, institutional violence, and poverty. They chose to advocate for change by reforming the major political parties, the election of women to public office, the advocacy of women's issues, and the support of feminist candidates, reagardless of party.
In the first three years of its existence, female state officeholders increased by 36% as a result of Caucus recruitment and leadership efforts.
10 Reasons to Join the NWPC today!
Support the movement for women's equal rights;
Strenghten our political voice;
Meet promising young women candidates and get them elected;
Participate in campaign trainings and learn how to run for office;
Influence public policy;
Get information, updates and invitations to fun events;
Meet elected officials and activists;
Meet other great women who want to make a difference;
Be a part of a national network of Caucus members; and
Come together to pool our resources and level the playing field for women candidates!