Minnesota Women's Political Caucus.

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The Minnesota Women's Political Caucus (MWPC) was formed in August 1971, just one month after the National Women's Political Causus was founded. Like the national organization, the MWPC's main goal was to increase the number of women in all aspects of poltical life. In addition, the MWPC's mission included taking action against sexism, racism, and ageism to protect and promote the economic, social and political status of women; working to ensure laws that support reproductive choice for all women; working to promote sliding fee child care; and working to pass an unamended Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Major activities included working to get women appointed to public policy positions, an annual convention for members, endorsing candidates for office, developing political action committees with other organizations, lobbying at the state capitol on legislation to benefit women, and coordinating fund raising events to support the mission of MWPC and to provide funding for endorsed candidates.

In 1978, the Minnesota Women's Education Council (MWEC) was formed as an adjunct to the Caucus to educate women on the political process and on issues that have political implications for women. Major MWEC activities included offering forums, workshops, and other educational programs to teach women how to effectively run for office, manage a campaign, or get appointed to a board or commission; planning an annual reception to recognize women appointed officials; and coordinating fund raising events to support MWEC programs.

From the guide to the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus records., 1971-1996., (Minnesota Historical Society)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn O'Loughlin, Ann, 1943-1999. Ann O'Loughlin papers, 1943-1999 (bulk 1973-1996). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Growe (Joan) files., 1966-1998. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Carol Connolly and family papers., 1927-2010. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Irene Gomez-Bethke papers., 1970-2001. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Minnesota Women's Political Caucus records., 1971-1996. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Ann O'Loughlin papers., 1943-1999 (bulk 1973-1996). Minnesota Historical Society
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associatedWith Bryant, Marilyn Tickle. person
associatedWith Campbell, Jeanne person
associatedWith Connolly, Carol. person
associatedWith Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Gomez-Bethke, Irene, 1935- person
associatedWith Hennepin County Women's Political Caucus. corporateBody
associatedWith Independent Republicans of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Secretary of State. corporateBody
associatedWith National Women's Political Caucus. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Loughlin, Ann, 1943-1999. person
associatedWith Ramsey County Women's Political Caucus. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (United States : 1854- ). corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Women's rights--Minnesota
Sex discrimination against women--Minnesota
Women in politics--Minnesota
Political participation--Minnesota

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