The 2012 Project

2012 Project is a national, non-partisan campaign of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to increase the number of women in legislative office by identifying and engaging accomplished women 45 and older from underrepresented fields and industries to run for office in 2012. Following the 2010 census, every congressional and state legislative district in the country is redrawn, and new and open seats created. Women have more success winning open seats, so the election of 2012 presents an important opportunity for women to increase their numbers in office. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation proudly partnered with the 2012 Project in 2011 and 2012 to mobilize a faculty of former female legislators to educate and inspire women to run for office and connect interested women with the resources they need to be successful.