The National Women’s Political Caucus was founded in 1971, dedicated to increasing women’s participation in all areas of political and public life. NWPC sought to expand for women to serve as elected and appointed officials, as delegates to national party conventions, as judges in the state and federal courts, and as lobbyists, voters and campaign organizers. The creation of the organization was spurred by Congress’ failure to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in 1970 and knew that legal, economic and social equity would come about only when women were equally represented among the nation’s political decision-makers. To help women candidates run successful campaigns, the NWPC holds workshops that offer information about fund-raising, developing a platform, motivating volunteers, and obtaining media coverage.