Endorsement Criteria

The Women’s Campaign Fund consists of a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization and a political action committee (PAC). The core criterion for candidate endorsement is a demonstrated commitment to common ground solutions. In addition, for the 2016 election cycle, WCF will require a pledge to support women’s health and economic security through three issues: pay equity, family leave, and information and access to contraception.

With today’s intense political polarization, we believe common ground solutions are essential to advancing America. Although WCF previously endorsed “pro-choice” candidates, we know that broadening the spectrum of women candidates can only benefit America.

Our endorsement process will be streamlined and rigorous. The WCF Board of Directors will oversee an effective process to implement these criteria and assess candidates. We look forward to endorsing candidates in 2016.


  • ★ Common Ground

    We support women candidates that believe in working together, building together, and coming to solutions that work for all of us.

  • ★ Bipartisan

    We support women leaders on both sides of the aisle committed to common ground.

  • ★ Early

    We understand the importance of supporting women at the earliest stages of their race, when they most need it.

  • ★ At All Levels

    We support women leaders at all levels of government. From school board to Congress, America needs women to make a positive difference in their communities.

  • ★ Diverse

    We want a truly representative government that reflects the diversity of our country.

  • ★ Bold

    We are not bound by party politics. We are uncompromising in our vision of more women in government and are willing to challenge the status quo to achieve it.

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