Our mission

Carol’s List recruits, trains, elects, and otherwise supports progressive pro-choice Democratic women to elected office in Montana, to increase women's power in the political arena. 

 

If our democracy is to be truly representative, at least 50 percent of our elected leaders should be women. With targeted recruitment, excellent support and training, and help with fundraising, women leaders will gain equal representation in the Montana Legislature. Studies show that more progressive women in office leads to better policy outcomes for all of us. 

 

Our story

Carol’s List was formed 10 years ago by a group of current and former women legislators who saw the need for an organization solely dedicated to electing more Democratic women in Montana.

Back then, women often weren't asked to run for office, and when they did, they weren't supported. Fewer than one in four legislators were women. And those numbers weren't rising. 

The founders of Carol’s List realized that women would never be fully represented without deliberate, strategic, long-term candidate recruitment and candidate support. Carol’s List is not only asking women to run. We're also providing resources and support to help women win. 

Originally named the Montana Majority PAC, Carol’s List was built on the foundational work of the Montana Pipeline Project from 2005-2010. In honor of our founding co-chairs, Carol Williams and Carol Juneau, we renamed ourselves Carol’s List.

Modeled after EMILY’s List, we are a lean, effective organization with a small staff and an all-volunteer board. We spread the word far and wide about our endorsed candidates and ask our supporters across the state to contribute directly to campaigns. We target our resources in races where we can make a difference.

With your help, we can change Montana's political landscape for the better.