While we are in Austin for the Board Meeting, the NWPC-Austin local caucus will host a screening of a documentary called "The Gulabi Gang." The documentary tells the true story of Sampat Pal Devi and her “Gulabi Gang,” a group of women in Bundelkhand, India who take a stand against gender violence, caste oppression, and widespread corruption. Identified by their characteristic pink saris, the group of women have made waves empowering women across India. The screening will be a fundraiser for NWPC’s Leadership, Development, Education and Research Fund and we encourage you to invite friends and family!
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We are excited to announce that our 22nd Biennial Convention will take place on July 17-19, 2015 in Washington, DC! The Convention will be at the historic Mayflower Hotel located in downtown Washington, DC just a few blocks from the White House and Capitol Hill.
Our Biennial Convention is an important time when all our members come together to participate in educational breakout sessions, elect new officers, and discuss the future and mission of NWPC. We hope you will join us in DC this summer. Visit our registration page to reserve your spot today!
The Mayflower Hotel has provided a special discounted group rate of $139/night (single/double) available on a first come, first serve basis until June 19th. To book your room today, visit the online reservation portal or call 1 (877) 212-5752 and say you're with the National Women's Political Caucus! Please reach out to Paris in the National Office at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the Convention.
In 1971, there were two women 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. Today, 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”.
In 2014, 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.