Capital Women's Campaign (CWC) advances the political power of women. We raise funds to support candidates that celebrate and enhance the empowerment of women. Our immediate goal is to raise $100,000 to fund such women candidates in 2020. We are focused on local races (city councils and the County Board of Supervisors) and national races. CWC's goal is to put strong, intelligent and compassionate women in leadership positions to bring about immediate and needed changes in our world.
Standing on the shoulders of the women before us.
CWC is also celebrating the 99th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment this August with the River Cats and will be involved with the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote in 2020.
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all American women over the age of 18 the right to vote. It was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, but it wasn't until Tennessee passed the amendment more than a year later on Aug. 18, 1920, that it finally received the approval of three-fourths of the states it needed to become official.
The women's rights movement came to national prominence in 1848. The original women's voting rights amendment was first presented to Congress in 1878, but it took decades of petitions and protests before women would finally win the right to vote.
In the more than 70 years passed between the first women's rights campaigns, most of the original campaigners passed away and weren't able to see their hard work finally pay off. Still, some of them, such as Susan B. Anthony, are still remembered today.
We are committed to ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Capital Women's Campaign was born from the desire to create gender equality on local councils, boards and commissions. At the national level, our goal is to create gender parity in the House and Senate, advocating for political reforms to enhance the quality of life for all Americans.
We are committed to identifying and recruiting qualified women to run for political office, and continue to support them as they move up in their political careers.