The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) ended 2015 by honoring women from across the state who contributed their efforts to women’s campaigns during the year. These heroines worked diligently as integral components in the campaigns of numerous women candidates in Washington this year, and devoted countless hours to them.
Leading up to this annual NWPC-WA event, women on the campaign trail were given the opportunity to nominate an outstanding woman on their team as a “campaign heroine.” These women were essential to their campaigns, but, in many cases, their work remained behind the scenes. Their tireless work and dedication resulted in huge wins for women this year, and on December 6th, their candidates, electeds, and the NWPC-WA celebrated the heroines and their incredible work.
The event was held at Gilda’s Club on Capitol Hill in Seattle, with 26 women being honored. The campaign heroines received a certificate, a rose, and a one-year membership in the NWPC-WA as a thank you for their hard work. Each heroine was also introduced by the candidate she supported, and the attendees at the event were invited to hear the successes and accomplishments of each woman.
Women electeds in attendance included State Representatives Gael Tarleton and Karen Fraser, Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Jean Godden, King County Councilmembers-elect Claudia Balducci and Jeanne Kohl-Welles and many others. Spirits were high, and many toasted to the women who flooded the ballots of Washington this year, the incredible individuals who fueled their campaigns, and the significant wins gained by women in Washington in 2015.
As we transition into 2016, the successes of women in 2015 give us hope, and the tough battles that were lost give us much to do. We will need more heroines in the coming year to champion the campaigns and efforts of women, and we hope you will be one of them. If you are interested in working with NWPC-WA to help get women elected, please consider becoming a member. For more information, contact us at [email protected].org.