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The Missouri Women’s Political Caucus and the NPWC-St Louis were thrilled to host the 24th Biennial NWPC Convention July 18th - 21st in St Louis at the Westin St. Louis. 


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Proud of our History

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.  


Our Priorities:

  • to increase women's participation in the political process;
  • to increase the number of women in elected and appointed positions;
  • to achieve greater equality for women;
  • to support candidates who support our goals;
  • to work to eradicate sexism, racism, ageism, poverty, discrimination against the disabled, and discrimination on the basis of religion;
  • to ensure reproductive freedom and freedom of sexual orientation;
  • to stimulate and encourage political involvement by all women in the St. Lois metropolitan area;
  • to encourage the enactment of legislation beneficial to women;
  • to offer opportunities to learn about the machinery of politics through workshops, networking and personal experience;
  • to provide a vehicle for enhancing individual, personal and professional development; and
  • to allow individual members an opportunity to ascertain their own priorities for political involvement