National Women's Political Caucus of Washington


Resolve to Make a Difference

As 2016 comes to a close, many of us are saying “good riddance” to the year that has brought us so much discord and disappointment. Not only did Secretary Clinton lose the presidency -- despite winning the popular vote by over 2 million votes --- but we also said goodbye to strong women icons such as Gwen Ifill, Carrie Fisher, and Janet Reno.

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Election Day is over. Here's what you can do now.


“Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear. Making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet. And breaking down all the barriers that hold any American back from achieving their dreams.”

—Secretary Clinton’s Presidential Concession Speech


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Men For Women 2016


On Monday, August 8, the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) was joined by a great group of men committed to recruiting and training women to run for office. The NWPC-WA held its third annual Men for Women event, which was a resounding success.

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Madame President: Hillary Clinton, gender, and the general election

hillary_clinton.jpgBy Kiana Scott


Hillary Clinton is suddenly bringing gender, subtly and explicitly, into the 2016 presidential election.  Today, Clinton has nailed a balance that she has previously struggled to stick—inspiring supporters with her public communication and rhetoric, and embracing the impact of her gender in this historic, groundbreaking moment.

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5 Ways to Elect Women in Washington in 2016

So far, 2016 has been an incredible year for making herstory! Women are running for, and being elected to, offices nationwide. Not to mention, we have the first woman major party candidate for the highest office in the land. However, we have work to do in Washington state to achieve equity in elected offices.




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Honoring May Hutton’s Legacy by Funding Washington's Women Candidates


NWPC-WA will be hosting our annual May Hutton Celebration on Monday, May 23 from 12-1 p.m. Learn more and register here. Read more about legendary Washington suffragette May Hutton below!


The force that was May Hutton erupted from humble beginnings. The orphaned girl was raised by her blind grandfather. Her passion for issues was cemented early when she accompanied her grandfather to political meetings in her native Ohio in the mid-1800s. Hutton credited him with encouraging her not to limit her aspirations.


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1,200 (and counting) people sign on in support of Seattle's City Councilwomen

Wow. We are blown away. In less than 24 hours, our petition in support of Seattle's Councilwomen has collected over 1,200 signatures in support of our Seattle City Councilwomen, and the signatures just keep coming. We plan to deliver them all to City Hall next week. Below is a letter we sent to the Councilwomen this morning along with the first batch of signatures. 

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National Women’s Political Caucus Endorses Pramila Jayapal for Washington’s 7th Congressional Distri

jayapal.jpgThe National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is proud to endorse Pramila Jayapal for the U.S. House in Washington’s 7th congressional district. Jayapal is a dedicated civil servant whose many years as a progressive leader makes her uniquely qualified to be the first woman to represent Washington's 7th district in Washington D.C.

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2015 Heroines Event Honors Campaign Volunteers

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.

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Stateline: Stalled Progress for Women in State Legislatures

“Women just don’t wake up one day and look at themselves in the mirror the way men quite frankly do and say, ‘I should run for office,’ ” said Liz Berry, who recruits many candidates through her role as state president of the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington.

Read the full article here.

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