National Women's Political Caucus of Washington


Caucus Ally IBEW 191

“IBEW 191 is deeply committed to promoting excellence in the electrical industry and improving our members’ lives. One of the ways we do this is by partnering with mission-focused organizations like NWPC-WA and using our strengths and resources to ensure women have a seat at the table at all levels of government. As we celebrate our spirit and solidarity and honor the work done by our predecessors, we continue to build a diverse workforce fighting for everyone to have a standard of living proportionate to their skills and integrity."

A huge thanks to IBEW 191 for being superheroes offering strength, support, and justice for women through their generous donation! You can be an ally, too! Learn more at

Caucus Ally, Kenmore City Councilmember Nigel Herbig

"Government works best when it is representative of the people. While many assume that gender equity has been reached, the make-up of many of our elected bodies would disagree. This is why I have recruited women to run for Kenmore City Council, and why I am a supporter of the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington."

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Caucus Ally, Bellevue Councilmember Janice Zahn

"As an NWPC-WA endorsed incumbent candidate, it’s an honor to give back to the organization that provided me and so many other amazing women with campaign expertise, financial support, and mentorship during my first race. This all-volunteer-run group works extremely hard to accomplish the mission of parity for women in government and we should all be allies in that effort! 

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Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Caucus Allies

Thank you to Caucus Allies, Washington State Council of Firefighters! Their amazing donation directly supports women of color and LGBTQIA+ candidates in competitive races across Washington state. Candidates working at all levels of government to support reproductive freedoms, provide access to quality dependent care, support marginalized communities and eradicate violence, poverty, and discrimination. A huge thanks to WSFF for being superheroes offering strength, support, and justice for women through their generous donation! You can be an ally, too! Learn more at

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Caucus Ally

"I am proud to stand with you in the fight for reproductive rights. We need to elect leaders at all levels of government to champion equity and equality. Join me as an Ally for the National Women's Political Caucus and support the strong women candidates on your ballot." 

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Caucus Ally Carrie George!

“I can’t think of a better cause to support than helping qualified, vetted women in their election campaigns!  We need more women in government at all levels – from Fire Commissioner in a small town right on up to the Presidency.  More women in government will bring more practical solutions to the problems our communities face.”

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More than Ready for November!

Women candidates across Washington state reached an important milestone earlier this month – the primary election. With 80 percent of our endorsed women candidates on the primary ballot making it in the top-two, there will be a whopping 135 NWPCWA-endorsed candidates on the ballot in November. These candidates need your help to get across the finish line and into public office! Check out our summary below of some notable wins across the state! 

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Karen Besserman

We will miss our friend and fellow champion for women, Karen Besserman.

Karen was instrumental in narrowing the gender gap in government representation for women in Washington. A longtime advocate and supporter of women candidates, she spent the last years of her life doing what she loved: supporting women running for office.

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Behind the scenes: NWPCWA Candidate Training Lead Christina Pedersen

Ever wondered who’s behind some of NWPC-WA’s candidate trainings? It’s a complex job: finding amazing speakers and trainers, handling venue and catering arrangements, and communicating with up to 50 anxious would-be candidates for each session.  Luckily, it’s well within the skillset and passion of Christina Pedersen: tireless NWPC-WA volunteer, soon-to-be high school biology teacher, and mom to two young boys.  Christina recently shared more about her work with NWPC-WA in a typically high-energy zoom call from her home in Marysville. 

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