Growth. Action. Change.

Our story

Before Women for Political Change (WFPC) officially became a nonprofit organization in 2018, we just a group of young folks were organizing as a student group at the University of Minnesota. We came to college looking to get involved in political activism, but there wasn’t a space on campus where we could learn from one another, stand in solidarity, and take action on the political issues that affected our communities— so we made one.

Mission

Women for Political Change (WFPC) holistically invests in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota.

Vision

We work to shift power structures and dominant institutions by supporting young folks in public and political leadership, challenge systems of oppression rooted in patriarchy & white supremacy, and create alternative spaces for healing and transformative justice.

Theory of Change

We recognize that we are living in a society where our dominant institutions benefit from systems of oppression like the patriarchy, white supremacy, xenophobia, classism, etc. Our long-term strategy is to build a movement led by young folks of gender marginalized identities in order to crumble and equitably rebuild these institutions. In the meantime, we’re creating alternative spaces rooted in healing and transformative justice and investing in young women, queer folks, BIPOC, and other historically marginalized communities to change the face of power within public and political leadership.

Appendix

Accessibility as a core value.

As a practice in eliminating barriers and democratizing knowledge, we have put together a glossary of terms and phrases that relate to the work we do and populations we aim to serve. You can find that resource here.

Before you go: listen to our favorite jams here.