In 2001 leaders in several women’s organizations saw an opportunity for a new mission: to increase the number of progressive rural Missouri women elected at all levels of government, including the legislature and statewide offices. They banded together to form the MWLC.
We are a non-partisan coalition that recruits, trains, and gets elected women who support reproductive choice, family planning, ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and other women’s and family issues. The MWLC Education Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations to this organization are tax deductible. The MWLC PAC was formed to provide financial support to candidates’ campaigns. Donations to the PAC are not tax deductible.
Outside of its urban centers, Missouri presents a harsh political landscape for progressive women running for office. We bring the support missing in rural areas through mentorship, training, volunteer networks, and financial support. The MWLC was formed to help women develop the skills to get involved in the political process … and WIN! In the 2018 election, we endorsed 31 candidates and 6 were elected. We are currently vetting women running for office in 2020. Be sure to follow our endorsements page for information on the candidates we are backing!
“MWLC was an early supporter of my special election campaign in which I flipped a seat in the MO State Legislature. Their support of women candidates, and of my campaign early on, helped in my victory. Thank you, MWLC, for advancing progressive women in government!”
Trish Gunby, Incumbent Candidate HD 99
Your endorsement and support mean so much to our campaign. Thank you for the work you are doing for women in leadership.”
Rhonda Dolan, Candidate for HD 31