Back row: Linda Young, Christy Carpenter, Gretchen Raatz, Donna Blevins
Front row: Susan Morrison, Marta Cotera, Emma Lou Linn
There are SO many reasons to vote in this mid-term election, including equal pay, the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive rights, and more. The National Women's Political Caucus has endorsed over 60 phenomenal women running for the United States Congress. Remember to vote on November 4th, and bring a friend!
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.