posted by Constance McBarron | April 26, 2017
You are ready to run.
“Where you are right now, you are ready to run.”
When I heard Maggie Humphreys say those words, I heard an audible gasp in the group. My eyes opened wide. I was in South Seattle surrounded by more than 100 women, who were all there for one reason: to learn what it takes to run for political office. And we were just told that we were qualified.
posted by Helen Halloran | February 27, 2017
January 20, 2017. The date loomed ominously on my calendar for weeks after election night. I had been searching for ways to increase my participation in politics and for causes I believe in after the massive disappointment I felt on November 8th. That urge to get involved led me to the National Women’s Political Caucus, and I attended my first meeting November 13th. The energy I felt in that meeting was invigorating, and I made a promise to myself that I was going to become more engaged and involved in the coming year.
posted by Kiana Scott | January 18, 2017
Amidst the heartache many of us felt at the presidential election results this past November, Washington State made some great advances in electing more women to the state legislature—and this week, those new women Representatives and Senators, along with their returning colleagues, are getting to work.
posted by Constance McBarron | January 09, 2017
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.
posted by Christine Tezak | November 10, 2016
“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
posted by Angie Weiss | October 18, 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.
posted by Kiana Scott | July 26, 2016
By 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.Read more
posted by Christine Tezak | June 19, 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.
posted by Betsy Goldberg | May 13, 2016
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.
posted by maggie humphreys | May 05, 2016
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.Read more