endorsed candidates

Kelli Dunaway


 St. Louis County Council District 2 

rita heard days


St. Louis County Council District 2


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. 

Location: The Westin St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri from July 18th - 21st. 

Opening Night Reception 

St. Louis Hyatt Regency St. Louis At the Arch 

Friday July 19, 6 pm to 7:30 pm 

Women of Courage Luncheon 

Promenade Ballroom 

Saturday July 20 12:30pm–2pm 

ParityPAC Fundraiser 

Location TBD 6pm–7:30 pm

Go to: 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. 


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