National Women's Political Caucus of Washington


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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NWPC-WA in The Stranger: The continued challenges of running while female

We are all too familiar with the tired headline, “Why Don’t More Women Run for Office?” This year, two women are running for president and in Seattle ten women are running for City Council, not to mention the hundreds of women running across the state. For the first time since 1998, Seattle has the potential for a woman majority on City Council. While it is promising to see more women putting their names on the ballot, these candidates still face sexist, racist, and ageist attacks along the campaign trail that are too often overlooked or ignored.

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King 5: Seattle could have first female majority council since 1990s

Natalie Brand of King 5 News highlights our work to recruit and train women candidates for Seattle City Council this year!

As our President Liz Berry says, "What excites me the most is it will be a younger council, more diverse and with more women." Watch it here!

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