The Electing Women Alliance is a national network of local giving groups that harness the collective power of women to support women candidates. Our goal is to increase participation in the political process by building communities of women who come together to contribute to women running for office.
EWA aims to empower women as donors, raisers and activists so they have a strong voice both individually and collectively in the political process.
The model is based on Electing Women PAC, a Denver-based network of women founded in 2000 to support women candidates for U.S. Senate and Governor.
Beginning in 2014, Electing Women, in partnership with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Off the Sidelines PAC, worked together to expand giving circles in cities around the country.
We now have giving circles in 15 cities around the country: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, East Bay, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Vail, Washington DC, and Wine Country. We’re excited to be developing new groups in cities including Seattle and Detroit and hope to have 20 giving circles active in the 2024 election cycle. If you’re interested in starting an EWA group in your city, please contact us to learn more.
How it Works
Our commitment to creating community around political giving makes us different from other fundraising efforts. Members value the opportunity to come together with like-minded donors to have substantive, meaningful conversations with candidates. In the meantime, we are building a strong and impactful network of donors to support progressive women candidates.
6 Initial Giving Groups
9 Additional Giving Groups
$ Raised for Candidates
In 2016, our first cycle as a national network, EWA had giving circles in six cities and raised more than $1.5 million for candidates. In the 2018 cycle, we grew to include 15 groups and raised over $5.5 million. Since 2019, our 15 giving groups have raised an additional $13 million for Democratic women, putting us at over $20 million since our formation in 2016.