Join us as we work to create the “New Normal” – where women are treated like equals; where we are paid the same as our male counterparts – and where achieving the top political posts is not making history, rather it is a done deal.

Thank you to my friends, family and longtime National Women’s Political Caucus colleagues: it is with a burst of energy, excitement and a non-stoppable attitude that I take over the realm of the NWPC. This is an exciting time for women. As we see several women from many parties running for President, we can feel the momentum spread throughout the country that this is our time.

There are many factors that contribute to this feeling of optimism and accomplishment. National and international experience has shown that when credible women run for top office, it has a cascading effect on all offices down the ballot. With women running for President of the United States, the message reverberates worldwide, encouraging more women to take the leap forward as well.

Did you know that we have already been notified of women seeking US Senate and Congressional seats in record numbers, in states where women have never won previously, and that number includes a refreshing number of women of color?

Did you know that the Federal Elections Commission reports reveal a major jump in the number of women contributors … and it looks like women will be digging down deep in their pockets to be supporting their candidates and issues, especially contributing in monthly installments?

Did you know that we are now looking at more women who are voting – and voting for women - than ever before? The same women who have been optimistic about the progress women have been making over the last 30 years are becoming skeptical, and taking action by rallying around the issues of women’s elected representation, equal pay, and the passage of a national Equal Rights Amendment.

So, it is with great joy that I am taking a step of executive privilege and announcing our "New Normal" campaign to generate interest, candidates, dollars and visibility for an exciting year of women winning elections. We need to be that generating force of energy that kicks women into gear to move us collectively towards the most important year for American women ever: the year we establish “The New Normal”.....Continue Reading "The New Normal" in President's Message


Tribute To A Good Guy


The country is saddened by the passing of a leader, activist, good guy and compassionate and caring man. Julian Bond passed away on Saturday, August 15th at the age of 75. Besides being a prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement – having been a founder of Students for Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960’s, the founder and President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the President of the NAACP (1998 -2010), Julian Bond was recognized as one of the National Women’s Political Caucus Good Guys in 2005.

A compassionate man and passionate advocate for equal rights for all and inclusion at every level, Bond began his activist career early having founded SNCC and being sworn in to the Georgia House of Representatives at the young age of 27. After serving in the Georgia House, he spent six terms in the Georgia Senate, from 1975 to 1986.

When asked why she thought he was so committed to his activism and action, Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of the City of Atlanta (and first African American woman mayor of a Southern US city) described Bond as a person with a deep belief in the goodness of humanity.

NWPC joins his family, his extended activist family, and the rest of our nation and the world in mourning the loss of a true giant and Good Guy.

2015-2017 NWPC Executive Committee


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.

Click here to read about NWPC's new officers!

Our History is Our Strength

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.

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