Iowa Women's Political Caucus.

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Roxanne Barton Conlin, then assistant to the Iowa Attorney General, attended the first national convention of the National Women's Political Caucus in Houston and began efforts to organize an Iowa statewide chapter. The Iowa Women's Political Caucus (IWPC) was founded as a bipartisan organization with the goal of providing women with a political education and increasing women's political participation and representation.

The IWPC also sought the passage of legislation which promoted women's issues and targeted such issues as welfare, rape, sex discrimination, sex bias in education, the rights of homemakers, and equal access to credit and insurance. Among the founding members were Mary Louise Smith, Minnette Doderer, Jean Lloyd-Jones, Christine Wilson, Louise Noun, Sonja Egenes, and Dagmar Vidal.

From the description of Records of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1980 (bulk 1973-1975). (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233101959

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Anderson, Peg. person
associatedWith Conlin, Roxanne Barton. person
associatedWith Doderer, Minnette, 1923- person
associatedWith Lloyd-Jones, Jean, 1929- person
associatedWith National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Noun, Louise R. person
associatedWith Smith, Mary Louise. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Political activity--Societies and clubs
Women politicians--Societies and clubs
Inheritance and transfer tax--Law and legislation
Women's rights

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Active 1972

Active 1980

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