NWPC's Newest Caucus!
The NWPC Board held the 1st Quarter Meeting in San Jose, California over the weekend of March 28-30th. San Jose was selected as the meeting site in order that the Board welcome the members of the newly formed NWPC- Silicon Valley. Angelica Ramos is the first President of this reinvigorated chapter and there is no doubt that she and all the enthusiastic women with her will do great things.
The NWPC-Silcon Valley hosted the Board at the Legacy & Leadership event on Saturday night. Special thanks go to our new VP, Education & Training Jen Myronuk for producing this event in honor of former County Supervisor Susanne Wilson.
President Linda Young was on a panel during the 58th Session of Commission on Status of Women, on Thursday March 13, 2014. The presentation entitled "Utilizing Grassroots Power and Technology Toward Zero Exploitation of Women and Children" marked the launch of a global campaign "Say NO to exploitation of humans for profit."
In 1971, there were two woman serving in the U.S. Senate and 13 women in the U.S. House of Representatives.
That year, a group of over 300 women united in what became a shake up of the political landscape. These women insisted on having a voice about the issues affecting them and their families, and thus, they founded the National Women’s Political Caucus. This Women’s History Month we honor the hundreds of thousands of women who have given so much of themselves and worked tirelessly to pave the way for others who continue to keep moving us forward. As Alice Paul said, “When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row”.
Today, there are 20 women serving in the U.S. Senate and 79 women in the U.S. House of Representatives. At 18.5% of the total Congress, we have our work before us.
We look to the future, always remembering those upon whose shoulders we stand. From them, we gather our strength to continue the mission.
Please show your strength and determination to elect more progressive women to the United States’ Congress, by donating to the NWPC today.