NWPC Winning Endorsed Candidates 2016


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


Krysten Sinema, 9th Congressional District AZ
Nannette Barragan, 44th Congressional District CA
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
Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware At-Large
Robin Kelly, 2nd Congressional District IL
Jan Schakowsky, 9th Congressional District IL
Cheri Bustos, 17th Congressional District IL
Ann McLane Kuster, 2nd Congressional District NH
Carol Shea-Porter, 1st 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
Pramila Jayapal, 7th 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.

Current 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 pro-choice women running in the state, so we are sure to include everyone in our screening.

For more information, contact Alexa DeJesus, Programs Director at