WCF leverages common ground to build good government at all levels using 100% of America’s talent, wisdom, and skill.
The Women's Campaign Fund has a long history of working for women. WCF has helped a lot of women get elected to Congress and they often say we were the first to give them a big boost.
One thing many of us know – and science confirms – is that success comes through adaptation. Adaptation to the world, the times, the people around us. We all know times have changed dramatically in the past few years.
WCF realized in the last election cycle that fewer and fewer Republican women were running for office and that is not acceptable. WCF saw Democratic and Republican women targeted for their belief in things that are quite simply the law of the land. We saw women struggling to reach across party lines and work for the good of all people, of women, men, and families. Now, as individuals, we find ourselves living in a world in which people at the playground, the church hall, even the dinner table find it difficult to have civil conversations with each other about civil matters.
Something has to give.
In 2017, the Women's Campaign Fund adopted a bold, new approach. WCF supports women candidates who demonstrate strength in three arenas:
And WCF commits to achieving 50% representation by women in elected offices nationwide by 2028. America has a lot of work to do!
In seeking common ground, WCF supporters include women and men who may have a variety of opinions on issues like abortion and reproductive health, but also are passionate about the environment, the right to vote, education for our kids, senior security, healthcare – all of which involve problems that demand solutions. These problems will not go away without our full commitment. And our nation is worse off for acting as if all are not connected, for behaving as if each can be resolved in the silos that have become our comfort zones.
Integrating our priorities, abilities and perspectives is smart. When we reach the point that 100% of America is represented by 100% of the available talent, wisdom and skill – 50/50, men and women, like the population – we can better shape (and legislate) what’s in the best interest of all. Each of us – woman or man, person of color or white, progressive or conservative, moderate or otherwise – will have the best shot at life. At liberty. At the pursuit of happiness.
Invest with us in that future.