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Loveland City Council (CO) Candidate Endorsed

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

September 24, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces our endorsement of Leah Johnson for Loveland City Council (CO).

Leah Johnson shared, “I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of Women Under Forty PAC.  As a young woman running for office it is great to know that there are state and national organizations that are bi-partisan that recognize the importance of diversifying representation in our cities, states, and federal government.”

“Leah is a dedicated community leader. WUFPAC is proud to see young women such as Leah stepping up to leadership in her hometown. She is a passionate role model that will encourage other young women to get engaged in their community,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President.

Born and raised in Loveland, Leah has a record of community leadership, be it working to help bring the Rialto Theater Center to downtown Loveland or helping area non-profits achieving their goals, such as a new safe house for Alternatives to Violence.  She has worked with numerous non-profits, for profits, and philanthropic organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and United Way of Larimer County to impact Loveland and Northern Colorado communities. She is a small business owner dedicated to building a healthy, thriving, and economically and fiscally sound city. Learn more at:


Virginia House 31st District Endorsement

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Washington, DC – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Sara Townsend in her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates 31st District.

Upon endorsement, Sara shared, “I am proud to have the support of WUFPAC, a nonpartisan organization, in my campaign. With women and younger people inadequately represented in the Virginia House of Delegates, I will be a strong voice for women and families in Richmond. I also hope to set a good example and encourage other young women to run for office.”

“Sara’s passion and commitment to bring young women’s voices to policymaking is exemplary,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “Virginia’s legislature has only 17% women in office, which ranks them 42nd in the nation for women’s representation. Sara can bring a new perspective to VA’s many challenges.”

Sara is a former middle school teacher, current PhD student, and a long-time resident of Fauquier County, VA. Sara seeks to focus her efforts if elected on education, jobs, veterans, and transportation. Stay informed about Sara’s campaign here:

Leslie Herod for the Colorado State House

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

July 23, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Leslie Herod in her campaign for the Colorado State House District 8.

“I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of the Women Under Forty PAC,” said Leslie. “Women are a majority of the electorate, and younger women will shape the future of Colorado – and the country.”

WUFPAC President Kate Farrar shared, “Leslie is dedicated to making a difference in Colorado, from her decade of experience in government to running her neighborhood small business. Colorado is second in the country for their percentage of women state legislators at 41%. WUFPAC wants to make sure CO stays on course to electing more women as state leaders.”

Leslie was a student leader at the University of Colorado at Boulder, worked in the State Capitol, and served as Governor Bill Ritter’s Senior Policy Advisor on seniors and anti-poverty issues. She then helped the Gill Foundation lead on LGBT equality issues, and her small business helps create public-private partnerships in her Denver community. Leslie is also a co-founder of New Era Colorado, the state’s leading organization focused on the engagement of young people in our community and served as President of Colorado Black Women for Political Action. Learn more about Leslie’s campaign here:

Danielle Floyd Prokopchak Endorsed for Township Commissioner

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

July 21, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Danielle Floyd Prokopchak in her campaign for the Lower Swatara Township Commissioner (PA).

Upon endorsement, Danielle shared, “”As the only female candidate running for office in an area that hasn’t elected a woman in a long time, it is incredibly important to have the support of the Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC). I’m honored and grateful to be endorsed by a group of women that are committed to bettering the political system by helping young women get elected.”

“Danielle has proven herself as a dedicated community servant,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “Danielle is a leader that WUFPAC is proud to support. From the federal to the county level, 70% of Pennsylvania’s elected positions are held by men. The time is now to have a greater representative democracy in the Keystone State.”

Danielle was born and raised in Lancaster County and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Millersville University. She’s the Director of Planning & Communications for a Harrisburg-based advertising agency specializing in non-profit work. Danielle is a member of the Junior Board of Directors for the YWCA Greater Harrisburg and is a task for member of Love146 Lancaster, an anti-trafficking organization.

In 2014, Danielle was named a Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and was honored with a Women of Excellence award from the YWCA Greater Harrisburg. Earlier this year she received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for her work on the Department of Human Services’ #MeetTheKids campaign.

Danielle, her husband, and her son reside in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, PA. To learn more about her campaign, visit



Join Our Summer Soiree July 30th!

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

This Summer is heating up and so are the 2016 races!  Come cool off with the Women of Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC) at a Young Professionals Summer Soiree Happy Hour on Thursday, July 30th  from 6:30PM-8:30PM at 458 New Jersey Ave SE.  WUFPAC is a nonpartisan political action committee that supports women forty years of age and under running for state and federal public office.  We need your support to help elect more women to Congress.

We will have great music and festive cocktails – the perfect way to cool off from the Summer heat!  Most importantly, your donations will be used to support women candidates under forty from both sides of the aisle.   We hope you can join us at any of the following levels:Rockstar Host: $100;  Host: $50; Young Professional (Under Age 40): $25; PAC: $1000.   Even if you can’t join us, please consider making an online donation via a ticket purchase.  Thanks in advance for your support and bring all your friends!

You can register and donate online at: .

We hope to see you on July 30th for a fun time for a worthy cause!  And, please feel free to “get social” with us using these hashtags:  #WUFPACSummerSoiree #WhoRunsTheWorld #womenunderfortyshouldrun #WUFPACchangetheratio.


WUFPAC Endorses Candidate for CA 44th

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

July 8, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Nanette Barragán for California’s 44th Congressional District.

“Nanette’s leadership at the local level is clear,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “Nanette is a needed voice in her community and in our country. More than 12,000 members have served in Congress. Of those, only 11 have been Latina.”

“If we’re going to break through the gridlock and change the culture in Washington, DC, we have to offer some new perspectives and elect representatives who won’t just be a part of the tired, old politics,” said Nanette Barragán upon endorsement. “That’s why I’m so pleased to have the endorsement of WUFPAC. By working to elect women 40 and under, WUFPAC is helping to bring the kind of change we need in Congress.”

Nanette Barragán is the youngest of eleven kids raised by her parents who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Growing up in Carson, CA, Nanette defied odds and went on to graduate from UCLA and USC Law School. She worked in the White House under President Clinton, for the NAACP, and is currently serving as the first Latina ever elected to the Hermosa Beach City Council. Learn more about Nanette here:


WUFPAC Website RFP Announced: Apply by July 17th

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Project Overview

Women Under Forty Political Action Committee is in a growth period. We’re currently redesigning our logo and website, as well as incorporating a more robust social media outreach plan to engage more women under forty to get involved in the political process, run for office, fill out the WUFPAC endorsement application, plus to increase WUFPAC donations – both online and in the mail.

Project Goals

Our three most important things that equal a home run for us are an increase in WUFPAC endorsement applications, an increase in online donations, and an easy to use CMS.

Additionally, WUFPAC is looking for a website redesign with the following:

  • Easy to use CMS, potentially NationBuilder, but all other options will be considered
  • Aggregates all social media outlets
  • Combines “latest news” with our blog in a catch-all “WUFPAC Spotlight” section
  • Has an online non-partisan donation feature
  • Email sign-up
  • Easy to access endorsement application (possibly a tab of its own)
  • Lists our Board of Directors and their contact information (email, phone, social media)
  • Google Analytics

The primary visitors to our site are potential female candidates and their campaign managers/consultants. We want to additionally drive more contributors to the site.

Proposed Sitemap Overview

  • Home Page
    • Link to Endorsement Application (application button)
    • Link to Donate (donate button)
    • Social Media Feeds & Links
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Instagram
    • WUFPAC Spotlight Feed
    • Contact info
  • About
  • Endorsements
    • Current endorsed candidates
    • Previously endorsed candidates
  • Endorsement Application
  • Donate
  • WUFPAC Spotlight
    • Blog Entries
    • Latest News
  • Contact (which can also be at the footer of each page to eliminate a tab)

 Scope of Work

Please include the following in the following in your proposal:

  • Project management
  • Visual design
  • Search engine optimization
  • Front-end coding (HTML/CSS, animations)
  • Back-end coding (CMS, 3rd party APIs)
  • Custom software or app development
  • Responsive design for desktop/laptop/tablet/mobile
  • Software training
  • Analytics Software
  • Ongoing Support / Retainer
  • Timeline for Completion
  • Deliverables

Technical Requirements

Online Donations

As a nonpartisan PAC, WUFPAC needs a nonpartisan online donation feature.

Content Management Software

NationBuilder is preferable, but other CMSs will be considered.

Web Host

We are currently hosted by Network Solutions and use Word Press as our backend. Please include hosting capabilities and pricing.

Browser Support

How many visitors are still on old browsers, such as Internet Explorer 8 (released March 2009)? Do they need to be supported? To make a website perform or display in a legacy browser almost always requires additional development time.


  • eBlasts: WUFPAC currently uses Constant Contact, but other services are being considered for email blasts. All recommendations will be considered.
  • Social Media: Our website will need the ability to integrate with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


WUFPAC would like to keep the budget between $2,500-$3,250.

Project Timeline

We would like to have the site live by November 2015. A detailed timeline will be developed upon final vendor selection on August 17th, 2015.

Criteria for Selection

Vendors will be selected based on cost for the entire site re-design and previous work.

Format & Proposal Details

All firms are asked to list their firm’s capabilities, experience working with PACs and women’s organizations, principle staff and support staff members working with the account (and the qualifications) and a client list.

Please include website design process and timeline, CMS and potential CMS training, standard approval process, standard testing process across browsers and interfaces, examples of similar work with links to each site, any subcontractors and their fees for service.

In addition, please highlight any senior women working at your firm.

All proposals must be complete or they will not be considered. Please send completed proposals to: Cartney McCracken,



Lucy Flores Endorsed for Nevada 4th District

Monday, June 29th, 2015

June 29, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Lucy Flores in her campaign for Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.

“I am honored to earn the support of WUFPAC and my peers,” shared Lucy Flores. “As a woman who was first elected at 31 and as a Congressional candidate at 35, I understand the importance of identifying and supporting women under 40 as they run for office. I am so grateful to have the support of such a strong group of women and I look forward to working with WUFPAC to continue recruiting new voices to the political process.”

“Lucy has shown time and time again that she is a young woman leader to watch,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “WUFPAC is thrilled to support Lucy Flores in her 2016 race for the U.S. Congress.”

Lucy Flores is a former Nevada State Assemblywoman and candidate for Lt. Governor. The daughter of immigrants, Lucy grew up in North Las Vegas. Lucy had a nontraditional path to public office having dropped out of school at 17. She worked her way to the legislature by completing her GED and community college, eventually earning her bachelor’s degree and law school. While in the State Assembly Lucy successfully passed improvements to high school testing, protected consumers from predatory practices, and shielded victims of domestic violence from abusers. Lucy announced her run for Congressional District 4 in April 2015. Learn more about Lucy at:


New Congressional Endorsement in Maine’s 2nd District

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

June 23, 2015 – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) today announces their endorsement of Maine’s 2nd District Congressional Candidate, Emily Cain.

“WUFPAC is proud to endorse Emily Cain in her 2016 race for the U.S. Congress,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President. “Emily is a leading voice for Maine having served in the state legislature for ten years. Emily is a role model for young women seeking to make a difference as a public servant. WUFPAC’s endorsement of Emily is critical in our efforts to reach for a more representative democracy and overturn the staggering low number of just 1.5 percent women 40 and under in Congress.”

Upon endorsement, Emily Cain shared, “As the oldest of three sisters, I have grown up knowing the importance of women supporting women, and I am honored to earn support from WUFPAC in this race for Maine’s Second District because of my record serving Maine. Our district and state have a long-established tradition of women leaders in Congress, and I am proud to seek to follow in their footsteps.”

Emily Cain is an experienced public servant serving as a State Representative in Maine, winning re-election four times, before being elected State Senator for Penobscot County. She was the youngest woman ever elected House Minority Leader and served as Chair of the Appropriations & Financial Affairs and Government Oversight committees. Emily ran for Congress in 2014, winning a contested democratic primary with 70% of the vote and narrowly lost the general election.

Learn more about Emily at:


Katie Cristol Endorsed for County Board

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Washington, DC (May 22, 2015) – Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC) announces their endorsement of Katie Cristol in her campaign for the Arlington County Board of Virginia.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Women Under Forty PAC, a national leader in building the pipeline of women in elected office,” Katie shared. “I believe that WUFPAC’s mission of ensuring young women have an equal voice in shaping public policy has deep resonance in the Arlington community, where women have a real stake in issues of housing, transportation and childcare affordability.”

“Katie has the passion and experience to be an excellent representative on the Arlington County Board. We are proud that Katie is stepping up as a young woman leader to make a difference for her community,” said Kate Farrar, WUFPAC President.

Katie is a policy professional and community advocate for women, families and students, running to bring new perspectives and new energy to the Arlington community.

She is an appointed member of the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women. As an education policy consultant, Katie works with schools and advocacy groups across the county seeking to improve academic and life outcomes for students. She also serves on the Arlington Public Schools Advisory Council on Instruction, and is a longtime volunteer at Randolph Elementary School in South Arlington. Find out more about Katie’s campaign here:


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