Congratulations to the newly elected 2015-2017 Board of Officers of the National Women's Political Caucus! From left to right: Treasurer Beth Lerner, VP for Political Planning Paula Willmarth, Secretary Marguerite Cooper, VP for Communications Sherri Loveland, VP for Diversity & Outreach Carmen Shaye, President Donna Lent, 2nd VP for Development Yvonne Gamble, VP for Membership Sherrill Mulhern, 1st VP for Development Sharon Hill, and VP for Education & Training Jen Myronuk.
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.