NWPC Winning Endorsed Candidates Alpha by State 2016


Kamala Harris, U. S. Senate CA
Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate IL
Maggie Hassan U. S. Senate NH


Nannette Barragan, 44th Congressional District CA

Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware At-Large

Robin Kelly, 2nd Congressional District IL

Carol Shea-Porter, 1st Congressional District NH

Pramila Jayapal, 7th Congressional District WA

House of Representatives – Incumbents

Krysten Sinema, 9th Congressional District AZ

Doris Matsui, 6th Congressional District CA

Nancy Pelosi, 12th Congressional District CA

Barbara Lee, 13th Congressional District CA

Ann Eshoo, 18th Congressional District CA

Julia Brownley, 26th Congressional District CA

Judy Chu, 27th Congressional District CA

Grace Napolitano, 32nd Congressional District CA

Karen Bass, 37th Congressional District CA

Linda Sanchez, 38th Congressional District CA

Lucille Roybal-Allard, 40th Congressional District CA

Maxine Waters, 43rd Congressional District CA

Susan Davis, 53rd Congressional District CA

Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia

Jan Schakowsky, 9th Congressional District IL

Cheri Bustos, 17th Congressional District IL

Ann McLane Kuster, 2nd Congressional District NH

Bonnie Watson Coleman, 12th Congressional District NJ

Dina Titus, 1st Congressional District NV

Nydia Velasquez, 7th Congressional District NY

Nita Lowey, 17th Congressional District NY

Suzanne Bonamici, 1st Congressional District OR

Suzan Delbene, 1st Congressional District, WA

Gwen Moore, 4th Congressional District WI

The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process at all levels of government. We seek to recruit, train, and elect qualified, progressive women candidates.

Congrats to all of our 2016 Winning & Endorsed Candidates!

View our current Endorsed Candidates

NWPC is proud of the long standing tradition of endorsing and supporting hundreds of multi-partisan, pro-choice women to serve in the United States House and Senate and other public offices. This year, there are a banner number of exceptional women who are seeking office and who have asked for our endorsement; including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who we proudly endorsed for President of the United States, in October, 2015

Women make many sacrifices to run for office and the challenge to raise money can be staggering. That’s why it’s important for us to not only to endorse these qualified women, but to assist monetarily to help advance their campaigns. 2016 looks to be a great year for women running and we want to be out front with our support for our endorsed candidates.

This year is an exceptional opportunity to make strides in our pursuit of parity. To further our cause, NWPC has launched a newly named Parity PAC initiative. Every dollar donated will go to help our endorsed candidates with their campaign. We invite you to donate today!

Let’s make this our best year ever as we elect the first woman President of the United States and help give Madame President a House and Senate full of progressive, pro-choice and feminist women! Think about the progress we can make!


Paula Owen Willmarth, 1st Vice President and VP for Political Planning

Endorsed Candidates
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Endorsement Process

The NWPC considers for endorsement at the Federal level pro-choice candidates for elected and appointed office who support NWPC’s main bottom-line issues

1. Support passage of a federal Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution

2. Support a women’s right to choose an abortion as established by the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade (and support public policy that guarantees equal access to abortion and to a full range of reproductive health services)

3. Support increased access to child care and other dependent care.

4. Have a past record indicating support for NWPC’s goals, purposes and bottom line issues, and if she has held other elective office,

5. Are willing to make the NWPC endorsement known.

Each candidate running for office as a challenger or in an open seat, will need to complete the Endorsement Questionnaire 2017-2018 which is available here or by contacting the National office.

Any incumbent who has been endorsed by NWPC in the past, will need to sign a renewal letter, which will be sent to them by the National office. Each woman running as a challenger or in an open seat (first exposure to NWPC) will be vetted by the state (if a state caucus) and the National Political Planning and Action Committee (PPAC).

Recommendation is made by the state to the PPAC; the PPAC makes recommendations to the National Board of Directors on the endorsement.

We encourage all state caucuses to reach out to us at the National office about all the progressive women running in the state, so we are sure to include everyone in our screening.

For more information, contact Alexa DeJesus, Programs Director at