New Mexico Women's Political Caucus

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The New Mexico women's Political Caucus (NMWPC), a not-for-profit organization, was officially organized in 1973. Affiliated with the nationally based Women's Political Caucus, the goal of NMWPC was to promote the role of women in politics and raise awareness of women's issues through research, publicity, and lobbying. Activities included publishing informational brochures, organizing state and local conventions, lobbying for legislation, and promoting and encouraging women seeking political office. Issues of concern to NMWPC included abortion rights, the equal rights amendment (ERA), rape laws, child care, credit discrimination, and issues pertaining to women's employment, economic status, education, and property rights.

From the guide to the New Mexico Women's Political Caucus records, 1971-2000, (Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.)

The New Mexico Women's Political Caucus (NMWPC), a not-for-profit organization, was officially organized in 1973. Affiliated with the nationally based Women's Political Caucus, the goal of NMWPC was to promote the role of women in politics and raise awareness of women's issues through research, publicity, and lobbying. Activities included publishing informational brochures, organizing state and local conventions, lobbying for legislation, and promoting and encouraging women seeking political office. Issues of concern to NMWPC included abortion rights, the equal rights amendment (ERA), rape laws, child care, credit discrimination, and issues pertaining to women's employment, economic status, education, and property rights.

From the description of Records, 1971-1981. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 45989683

From the guide to the New Mexico Women's Political Caucus Photograph Collection, 1975-1979, (Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico.)

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creatorOf New Mexico Women's Political Caucus. Records, 1971-1981. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf New Mexico Women's Political Caucus. New Mexico Women's Political Caucus Photograph Collection [Picture] University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf New Mexico Women's Political Caucus Photograph Collection, 1975-1979 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf American Association of University Women. Albuquerque Branch. Women in New Mexico collection, 1975-[ongoing]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Old History Library, Palace of the Governors Photograph Collection, 1940-1960 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
creatorOf New Mexico Women's Political Caucus records, 1971-2000 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
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associatedWith American Association of University Women. Albuquerque corporateBody
associatedWith Bernalillo County Women's Political Caucus corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Albuquerque corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Palace of the Governors (Santa Fe, N.M.) corporateBody
associatedWith Santa Fe Women's Political Caucus corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Political Caucus of Doña Ana County corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Santa Fe (N.M.)
New Mexico
New Mexico
Subject
Women's rights--New Mexico
Women's rights
Architecture--New Mexico--Santa Fe
Equal rights amendments
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
Equal rights amendments--New Mexico
Abortion
Llibraries--New Mexico--Sante Fe
Rape
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--New Mexico
Women in politics--New Mexico
Women--Organizations--1975-1979
Women--Political life--1975-1979
Equal rights amendments--United States
Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation
Women--New Mexico--Societies and clubs
Political organizations--1975-1979
Sex discrimination against women
Decoration and ornament, architectural--New Mexico--Santa Fe
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Active 1971

Active 1981

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