These 10 groups want to help more moms get elected to office

We know that mothers are leaders. It's time we saw more political leaders who are mothers.

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We know that mothers are leaders. It's time we saw more political leaders who are mothers.

Let's be honest: we're problem-solvers, effective communicators and negotiators, and we know all about time and crisis management. More than that, we care deeply for our families and communities. It just makes sense to have more mothers actively involved in making decisions for their communities.

Our 2021 State of Motherhood survey found that 85% of mothers say they would vote for a political candidate who supported childcare legislation that did more to actively support mothers, regardless of that candidate's party affiliation. While mothers have strong opinions on issues that affect their children and families—and they're willing to vote across party lines to effect legislative change—our survey revealed that only 19% of mothers report being actively engaged in advocacy action in the support of mothers.

Why do so relatively few of us identify as advocates for mothers? It might be that because we're so used to putting the needs of others first, we forget to advocate for ourselves. It might also be that many of us just aren't sure how to get involved.

We can help there.


We've rounded up ten groups dedicated to helping mothers get involved in the political process. The organizations below support all political leanings—so read on to find the right fit for you.

Higher Heights for America

Higher Heights for America

https://www.higherheightsforamerica.org/

Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and our allies to unleash our collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office. Together we are lifting our voices, votes and leadership to push for a democracy that looks like us and represents us.

Vote Mama Foundation

Vote Mama Foundation

https://www.votemamafoundation.org/

​Vote Mama Foundation​ is the leading source of research and analysis about the political participation of moms. We are breaking barriers moms face while running for office, normalizing moms running for office with young children, and enabling legislators to pass family-friendly legislation.

Victory Institute

Victory Institute

https://victoryinstitute.org/

Representation is power. We provide LGBTQ leaders with the training and skills necessary to run for office and win.

Winning For Women

Every day across the nation, women are leading the way. Women are running companies. Women are running families. Learn more at WinningForWomen.com.

VoteRunLead

VoteRunLead

www.voterunlead.org

Vote Run Lead trains women to run for office, and win, reaching over 36,000 women all across America. Vote Run Lead alumni are serving on city councils, county boards, state houses, supreme courts, and in Congress.

She Should Run

She Should Run

https://www.sheshouldrun.org/

She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office.

Moms Running

Moms Running | Redefining motherhood in politics

moms-running.com

A global company equipping moms with the network, training and amplification they need to lead from the front–while redefining motherhood in politics for the next generation.

MomsRising

MomsRising

www.momsrising.org

MomsRising is a network of people just like you, united by the goal of building a more family-friendly America.

Get Her Elected

Get Her Elected

www.getherelected.com

Get Her Elected (GHE) is an initiative where people from all over the world offer their skills pro bono to progressive women candidates running for office at all levels of U.S. government. Skill sets from our current volunteers include everything from writing, editing, and graphic design to web design, data analysis, and fundraising strategy—and that's just the start. By having people with these backgrounds fill in these gaps for no charge, we level the playing field and allow progressive women candidates to focus on bigger issues within their campaigns.

Catalyst PAC

Catalyst PAC

www.catalystpac.us

At our core, we believe America deserves a Republican Party that's reflective of our nation's current demographics. That's exactly why we're working to identify, recruit, & support candidates from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, religious, & sexual orientation backgrounds which aren't currently well-represented in the ranks of Congressional Republicans.