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February 25, 2011
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NATIONAL WOMEN’S POLITICAL CAUCUS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY Washington DC hosts the Caucus’ Bi-annual Convention
WASHINGTON, DC, Month Day, 2011 — The National Women’s Political Caucus celebrates its 40th anniversary advocating women in politics and celebrating female leadership. In 40 years, the NWPC has fought alongside women candidates, beginning with Shirley Chisholm, an African American Democratic candidate to run in the 1971 U.S. presidential election. Chisholm, the only female and African American to run in the election, helped ignite the fire that sparked the NWPC.
Each convention offers a full agenda with workshop topics ranging from bylaw changes, Caucus’ constitution changes, elections of the Caucus’ office position holders, campaigning, the “Good Guys’ Gala” on Saturday evening, political action committee fundraisers and much more.
“The National Women’s Political Caucus is the oldest organization in the nation working to get more women elected and appointed at all levels of government and elected office,” says NWPC President Lulu Flores. “For over forty years our grassroots network of state chapters and members have been recruiting, training, and supporting women candidates. This year, our 40th anniversary, we honor our founding mothers and celebrate our successes, while acknowledging that we still have much work to do.”
The NWPC has made it a priority to assist and increase women in government positions. With more women in office than ever before, the NWPC’s 40th anniversary celebrate’s the determination of women candidates and voters as well as the nation’s progressiveness.
About the National Women’s Political Caucus:
The National Women’s Political Caucus is a multicultural grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political field and creating a political power base designed to achieve equality for all women.