Common Ground

WCF is committed to doing more than talk about coming to common ground.  WCF chooses candidates who can demonstrate the ability to reach common ground in their life’s experience.  What is common ground after all?  It’s just the place where people with diverse ideas can find the best in the ideas of others and move forward.  What does that take?  Understanding where each is coming from.  How we all got to a place in which we need to work together.  Where we can go from here.

Where do our interests meet?  Around simple (but essential) matters.  Is a democracy – our democracy – a government for all or a government that works for only a few?  Our country has long prided itself on our education system – will it be strengthened or weakened by our elected officials and policies? Old people are our people – many don’t have the ability to pay for medical treatment – do we care?   We only have one planet – only so much natural capital – so what?

These, and more, are the questions our democracy needs to answer. So WCF chooses candidates who can work with others to search for and find answers.

One of WCF's three criteria for PAC support is that the candidate commits to common sense and common good as the essential factors driving good governance and can demonstrate, through specific achievements, the ability to reach common ground solutions.


  • ★ 50/50 Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50/50 representation of women and men in elected office by 2028.

  • ★ Common Ground

    Common ground just means problems get solved more collaboratively, for the good of more people. It’s the bedrock of our leadership at home and abroad.

  • ★ Viability for Election

    It takes more than money to make a candidate worth electing. WCF looks for guts, street sense, situational awareness, resilience -- the full range of gifts a woman brings to the race.

  • ★ Non-Partisan

    A woman’s place is in every party, every elected office, at every level. Period.