New Mexico Women's Political Caucus records 1971-2000
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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 off...
The National Women's Political Caucus was formed in 1971 as a multiparty organization seeking to gain an equal voice and place for women in the political process at the local, state and national levels. The caucus and its state affiliates support women candidates for elective and appointive offices and seek to ensure that women hold policy-making positions in political parties. They have lobbied in state legislatures for the Equal Rights Amendment, women's reproductive rights, and other measures...