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Convention 2011

Join us for our 20th Biennial Convention &
40th Anniversary Celebration

July 29-31, 2011

The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
Washington, DC

Plan to join us as we celebrate past leaders and accomplishments and plan strategies for moving our agenda forward! More information about speakers, workshops, and events will be posted here, check back often for updates as they are available.

Come early and join us on Thursday, July 28th for our President's Circle/Council Member Reception; and on Friday, July 29th for afternoon Campaign Skills Workshop (more details below) or optional congressional office visits and evening Diversity Reception.


Important dates:

July 1st - Early Bird Registration ends
July 22nd - Registration Deadline

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NWPC 2011 “Good Guys” awards will be presented at the NWPC Gala Dinner on Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., during the NWPC convention. Gala emcee is feminist activist Gloria Feldt, author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.

Since 1971, the NWPC has recognized men who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and partnership in the struggle for women’s equality. These awards recognize that our goal of attaining parity in politics and equality in American society can only be reached through the concerted efforts of men and women in all areas of professional and personal life. “We believe that our ‘Good Guys’ will serve as role models,” said NWPC President Lulu Flores, “and encourage other men to join them in fostering greater public awareness of our goals.”

The NWPC also presents the Martin Abzug Award to supportive spouses of women in leadership positions. This award is named after Bella Abzug’s husband, Martin, who received the original award for his support of the Congresswoman. This year the NWPC is honoring three Good Guys with the Martin Abzug Award in acknowledgment of all the tremendous support they gave their spouses serving in elected office. Previous recipients of the Good Guys Award include the following: President William Jefferson Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Alan Alda, Ed Asner, Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman John Conyer, Paul Pelosi, Wes Boyd, Congressman John Lewis, Pete McCloskey, Richard Blum, and Harry Bellefonte.

NWPC 2011 Good Guys are President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, Communication Works of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen, Attorney Stewart Boxer, Publisher and Philanthropist Sidney Harman, Captain Mark Kelly, Author and Radio Host Thom Hartman, Writer and Producer Norman Lear, Columnist and Commentator Ezra Klein, Author and Journalist David Brock, and Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett. More information about the 2011 Good Guys award winners is available here.


The 2011 Women of Courage awards will be presented at the NWPC Diversity Reception Friday, July 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., kicking-off the NWPC convention. The reception honors nine remarkable women leaders as Women of Courage. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, 2009 Women of Courage Award recipient, will be joining as keynote speaker for the reception.

The Women of Courage Awards are presented to women from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated courage by taking a stand to further civil rights and equality, and who exemplify women's leadership. NWPC 2011 Women of Courage are Pakistani women's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Rubina Bhatti; author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Edie Fraser; Minority Leader, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; past (and youngest) director of the Women's Bureau and Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman; feminist filmmaker Kamala Lopez; first Filipina-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S., Velma Veloria; first president of the Women's Action Organization (WAO) of the State Department, Ambassador Mary Olmsted; Secretary of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, named one of the state's 100 Top Influencers by Politics & Campaign Magazine Joyce Ferriabough Bolling; and Latino historian and founding member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Himilce Novas.

Come Early for NEW Advanced Campaign Skills Training

Join us on Friday afternoon from 1-4pm at the Liaison Hotel to update your campaign skills with international trainers and political strategists Cathy Allen and Linda Mitchell. We're getting ready for the biggest election year yet: 2012!

Join us this year as we offer the best of the new campaign tricks of the trade: Fundraising - talking to high donors and raising money online, Targeting & List Management, Your Campaign Budget - how to get the best deals, Messaging Core Women's Issues From the Economy to Choice, How To Hire Campaign Professionals - who do you need and what do you need from them, How To Respond To Attacks, and much more.

If you're just getting started, or a seasoned campaign pro, there will be something for you at this workshop. Price for Convention attendees $50, others $65.

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