National Women's Political Caucus

Of New York City


The National Women's Political Caucus of New York City


Started by Gloria Steinem, Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug, the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) was Co-founded in 1971 by Democratic & Republican women with a common vision to support pro-choice and the passage and ratification of the equal rights amendment (ERA). It is a non-partisan organization with membership throughout the United States.




Happy International Women's Day!!! Where to begin?? Lots of activities to weigh in on. First of all, I would like to acknowledge our female elected officials who stand up and play defense everyday to further the greater community agenda. They’ve not had it easy as they struggle through debates involving housing, health and human rights but managed to win some tough battles...



NWPC NEW YORK Chapter was revitalized on February 11, 2015 under the innovative leadership of the NY Chapter President Sharon Nelson. Moving forward with “Marching towards Parity” 50/50 by 2020, NWPC NEW YORK continues to grow.



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In collaboration with City University of New York and The School of Professional Studies, NWPC-NYC is proud to offer a 10-week comprehensive Candidate Training course.  This collaboration of Democratic and Republican parties "best practices" offers potential Candidates and Campaign Managers a nonpartisan view of how to create your own winning strategic "offense" and "defense" playbook to Political victory.
Taught by Professor William A. Allen, a 10-year Political Science guru at John Jay, students create campaign plans, budgets, message and develop social media platforms as they learn how to build their organizations and deliver the best GOTV Ground Game.

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Words from our NWPC NYC President

Dear Friends:

GM, I have just returned from one of the most incredible experiences of my life - the 2016 Democratic National Convention.  I experienced it from many sides and have come away with a fuller perspective of today's world.  I went, not to be partisan but to witness history in the making and to be in the crescendo of change where Women are finally being recognized for their contributions.

This is soooo much bigger than Hillary Clinton!  By default, she is the "face" and "name" of this de facto evolution.  I spent time with the protestors (and witnessed first hand that "police" situation), in the convention hall and at the Wells Fargo Center - at each venue there are important takeaways indicative of our reality and the human spirit.  All of it however is a display of unbridled passion that requires a leadership quotient to fine tune the results.

It begs pragmatic questions that require honest, simple and real answers.  Our differences are articulated by denial vs. acceptance.  Our Society is in need real solutions and upgrades in universal acceptance and quality of life.  One of the great things about America is that we are a country of opportunity and change.  This statement is evidenced and validated by history.

It is time to put aside the petty differences and unite because like it or not, the divine order and time knows the solution.  The rest of us will know in about 100 days or so.

Below is a remarkable video my friend Liz Abzug sent me.  It tells the truth and is a beautiful tribute to our foremothers, genealogy and strength of our struggles.  Please watch - the video alone can spur a lifetime of conversation.  Whether you like it or not please share (via your social media) it as it is an ode to joy for many.   If the link does not work please search for it on You Tube via the above subject line description.

Some of the great things about our species is our thumb, intelligence, compassion and that we were created in the image of God.  It's time to throw off the shackles, have faith and start to trust each other.  The decision this intersection forces is more comprehensive than campaign spin.  For women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and individuals who thrive from the ability to express their inalienable rights - I am speaking to you!  You can no longer be a spectator as we are fighting for respect, relevance, a decent quality of life and to acknowledge/embrace the power of the "right" to vote.  Please encourage everyone you know to vote this November - we must NEVER give up and always keep going forward!  Thank you for reading this commentary, your feedback is welcome.



Sharon Nelson


Women's Political Caucus - NYC

Sharon Nelson
Sharon Nelson NWPC NY - President

Hillary Clinton Film "SHOULDERS" - Montage Portion of Film