Learn more about Missouri M.A.D.E.

Mobilizing And Diversifying Elections (also known as Missouri M.A.D.E.) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that identifies, recruits and trains Missouri women to run for public office.

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Our mission

Identify, recruit and train Missouri women to run for public office at local, state and federal levels.

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Our vision

Missouri M.A.D.E. envisions a state and nation where women--especially Black, trans, LGBTQ+, poor, rural and other marginalized women--are equally represented in elected office in local, state and federal levels of government.

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How we recruit and train women

  • Host events (currently only in a virtual format, via Facebook Live or Zoom) such as:​​

    • Leadership Lunches with current candidates​

    • Discussions with women in office

    • Identity exploration sessions, such as LGBTQ+ and Black leadership

  • Offer training and resources to future candidates through our leadership summits and training programs

  • Publish a monthly newsletter highlighting the ongoing work of women leaders and legislators in Missouri

  • Partner with community and women's empowerment organizations across Missouri and the country to pool resources for women candidates

Want to connect with us about running for office? Send an email to engagement@missourimade.org. We can't wait to connect with you!


As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we cannot endorse candidates or directly engage in campaign activities. We can, however, encourage women to run for office and provide them with the resources and training to do so.