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.
Civic Engagement is an important topic for 21st century women to embrace. Through civic engagement we can "correct" the prospects, achievements and realities of available opportunities for women to succeed. Unlike our foremothers, there is an expectation of our generation to meet a standard and exceed this progress as we prepare for huge milestones on the horizon of 2020.
We will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment - which gave women the right to vote. Women like Alice Paul, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and other suffragettes knew the time was upon them to take action that would define the next century for Women in leadership. Today our female leaders despite their best efforts continue to struggle. At some point we must revisit and question - what went wrong with the strategy/vision/plan and how these goals were missed?
NWPC-NYC 2016 NYS CONFERENCE
Clear your calendar - It's going down! The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) NY chapter in conjunction with our collaborative partners is calling on Women in New York State to come together to participate in a conference on Civic-Engagement. Civic Engagement is when the leadership in a community comes together collectively to problem solve, share and create change! On Dec 01-04 at the famous and historic Riverside Church in Harlem there are 6 topics of focus for this conference: