The NWPC-WA celebrated International Women's Day by training an incredible group of nearly 50 women to run for office!
Expert trainers and elected leaders shared information on campaign nuts & bolts, raising money, developing your message and honing your elevator speech, talking to voters, and much more!
Thank you to our trainers: Noel Frame/Progressive Majority WA, Raven McShane/Oldmixon Hill, Lorraine Howell/Media Skills Training, and Treasure Mackley/Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest
Thank you to our panelists: Redmond City Councilmember Kim Allen, Bellingham City Councilmember Roxanne Murphy, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, and Rep. Jessyn Farrell
Thank you to our sponsors: Argo Strategies, Brad Bosworth, Vicki Christopherson, Cerillon N4 Partners, The Connections Group, Northwest Passage Strategies, Nyhus Communications, Oldmixon Hill, Sound Strategies, Sound View Strategies, Progressive Strategies Northwest, and WinPower Strategies
And thank you to our committee and volunteers: Emily Wicks, Jaime Smith, Liz Berry, Linda Mitchell, Lauren Curren, Bree Rabourn, Megan Melloy, Melissa Gilbert, Tessa Rutledge, and Alexis Oliver!
At our Annual Meeting on January 12, Linda Mitchell stepped down after leading the organization for 10 years and the membership elected Liz Berry as its next president.
Liz brings political experience, great networks, and a passion for getting women elected and involved in the political process and is the perfect leader to take the Caucus into its next 40 years! Read the press release here
, and see Liz's letter to the membership, here
The Caucus celebrated 40 years of electing women to office in Washington state in October with some noteable guests, including the Honorable Christine Gregoire, many elected officials, and many of the women who got the whole thing started! Photos of the event are available at our facebook page
On Sunday, December 8th the Caucus invited our endorsed candidates and friends to join us at our annual Heroines award reception to honor the women who worked so hard on their campaigns!
These campaign Heroines powered local races across the state, from school boards to county council races. Our 2013 Heroines were key to wins for women on the Spokane City Council, Bellingham City Council, the Seattle Port Commission, and the Kent School Board among others.
The election of so many qualified women candidates to public office ensures that women's voices will be at the table when local governments legislate issues impacting women and their families. Our Heroines were instrumental in electing these exceptionally qualified women to office and building a strong pipeline of women leaders for future legislative or statewide races.
Congratulations to them all!