The National Women's Political Caucus of Metro St. Louis is a non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process.  In pursuing our mission, members identify, endorse and support women candidates, creating a true women's political power base to achieve equality for all women. We've helped elect women to the legislature as well as other state and local office. 

When women run, women win.

Become a Member

Help local women get elected to office by becoming a new member or renew your membership today.

Upcoming events

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Our Leadership

The Policy Council is the decision-making body for the local chapter, leading the organization to pursue it's mission to recruit, train, and elect pro-choice women to public office.

Young Professionals

 The NWPC St. Louis Young Professionals engages young women in the political process, providing unique opportunities for networking, mentorship, training, and professional and personal development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need to find out more about the NWPC-STL  and not sure where to turn? Start here with our frequently asked questions.


The St. Louis chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus was founded in 1971 by Susan Block, Betty Van Uum, Ora Lee Malone, Marcia Mellitz, Sally Barker and Vivian Eveloff after a speech by Bella Abzug. Sue Shear was the first candidate the Caucus recruited to run for a seat in the Missouri House. 

In 2018, the local Caucus supported 29 winning women candidates.  


  • to increase women's participation in the political process;
  • to increase the number of women in elected and appointed positions;
  • to achieve greater equality for women;
  • to support candidates who support our goals;
  • to work to eradicate sexism, racism, ageism, poverty, discrimination against the disabled, and discrimination on the basis of religion;
  • to ensure reproductive freedom and freedom of sexual orientation;
  • to stimulate and encourage political involvement by all women in the St. Lois metropolitan area;
  • to encourage the enactment of legislation beneficial to women;
  • to offer opportunities to learn about the machinery of politics through workshops, networking and personal experience;
  • to provide a vehicle for enhancing individual, personal and professional development; and
  • to allow individual members an opportunity to ascertain their own priorities for political involvement