The Missouri Women’s Political Caucus and the NPWC-St Louis are excited to host the 24th Biennial NWPC Convention this July in St Louis. Hosting the Convention is a great opportunity for our state and we invite you to participate. The Convention, a gathering of Caucus members, supporters, and leaders from across the country for a 3-day event of noteworthy speakers, campaign trainings, receptions, luncheons, and more, will be held at The Westin St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri from July 18th - 21st. Plan to attend the entire Convention or special Missouri NWPC-hosted events. Opening Night Reception Hosted by NWPC St. Louis Hyatt Regency St. Louis At the Arch Friday July 19, 6 pm to 7:30 pm The NWPC St. Louis Caucus Chapter will welcome all new and returning chapters and members as a tribute to Suffragists. The attire for the evening will be white to honor women’s fight for equality. The event will feature keynote women leaders we love, in addition to Missouri’s finest leaders who have built a reputation for standing by women rights will be in attendance. The guest speakers will inspire us to stay the course in achieving women’s rights and encourage our success as we continue to recruit, train and support more women to run for office. Women of Courage Luncheon Promenade Ballroom Saturday July 20 12:30pm–2pm The Women of Courage Awards acknowledges women who have succeeded in the face of adversity. Join us in honoring these women, including our own Claire McCaskill, who give us courage through their courageous acts. We will be honoring activists, congresswomen, senators, state elected officials, and women who work to make our society more just! ParityPAC Fundraiser Location TBD 6pm–7:30 pm In 2018, NWPC endorsed a record number of women all over the U.S. Women candidates won in record numbers, giving us the unique opportunity to support, defend, and transform society with laws that will allow our government work better for all people. As we prepare for the 2020 elections, we are reminded that our struggle continues. Women make many sacrifices to run for office and the challenge to raise money can be staggering. That’s why it’s important for us to not only endorse these qualified women, but to assist monetarily to help advance their campaigns. Every pro-choice woman elected moves us closer to the majority we need to make a real difference in legislating and to help us protect Roe v. Wade. Every dollar raised for our ParityPAC will be used to support women at the federal level across the country – including federal races in Missouri - whose endorsements are issued by NWPC national board with recommendation from the Political Planning Committee. Please come and support the ParityPAC! Go to: www.nwpc.org/convention2019 for more information and to register for the entire convention or individual events. Register to attend the PAC fundraising event and click on the donate button to contribute to the PAC.
The St. Louis chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus was founded in 1971 by Susan Block, Betty Van Uum, Ora Lee Malone, Marcia Mellitz, Sally Barker and Vivian Eveloff after a speech by Bella Abzug. Sue Shear was the first candidate the Caucus recruited to run for a seat in the Missouri House. In 2018 the local Caucus supported 29 winning women candidates.