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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Shares Her Abortion Story

Jayapal

"I knew that I simply would not be able to go through what I had gone through again." -- Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

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Connecting With My Electable Self: Thinking Back on The NWPC Candidate Training

Everett Candidate Training 2019

“For years I have dreamed of taking the skills I’ve developed during my career and putting them to work for the public good. I came here to find my place- whether it’s running for office or supporting other women as they run.”

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National Women’s Political Caucus Stands Against Abortion Restrictions Nationwide


For Immediate Release 
May 16, 2019


Media Contact
Deidre Malone
dmalone@nwpc.org
(202) 785-1100

 

National Women’s Political Caucus Stands Against Abortion Restrictions Nationwide

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Carolyn Long seeks to inspire women to run for office

Carolyn Long speaks at the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington training in Vancouver to help women overcome hurdles to running for office. Steve Dipaola for The Columbian

Carolyn Long wants to talk about the power of losing. About how campaigning is a journey, not just a destination. About how keeping an eye on the broader reasons for running for office — serving the public, inspiring others, enacting a shared vision — can help keep a loss in perspective.

Photo caption: Carolyn Long speaks at the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington training in Vancouver to help women overcome hurdles to running for office. Credit: Steve Dipaola for The Columbian.

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Bill Highlight #3: Providing reasonable accommodation for the expression of breast milk in the workplace

According to the CDC, “In the United States, more than 8 in 10 mothers begin breastfeeding their babies at birth – but many stop earlier than is recommended.” One contributing factor to this may be the work environment women return to after giving birth.

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Bill Highlight #2: Providing a sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products

Tampon Tax

“Why are items like Pop-Tarts and Rogaine not taxed, but tampons are?” That’s a good question and one that has started to gain attention from policy-makers nationwide.

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Bill Highlight #1: Increasing women’s representation on boards in Washington state

Why has the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington been working for over 40 years to recruit, train, and elect women to office in Washington state? Because when women lead, all women win. With that in mind, we are tracking 2019 legislation that would have a significant impact on the lives of Washington women.

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Why Stacey Abrams Matters to Washington Women

Last night, something pretty remarkable happened in America. 

 

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Celebrating 2018 Campaign Heroines

Each year, as the election comes to a close, we ask our endorsed women candidates to nominate a woman who helped them on their campaign. Our candidates nominate campaign managers, brilliant strategists, high school door-belling volunteers, and even their moms or daughters. Here's our list for 2018.

 

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