Oct 28, 2019

2019 MWPC PAC Endorsed Candidates

Congratulations to our 2019 endorsed candidates!

Oct 23, 2019

Mona Harrington, 2008 Abigail Adams Award Recipient, Passes Away

A staunch, powerful advocate of women's political and professional rights, Mona Harrington will be sorely missed.

Jun 17, 2019

Erin G. Bradley Named Excecutive Director of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin G. Bradley as the organization's new Executive Director.

May 17, 2019

National Women’s Political Caucus Stands Against Abortion Restrictions Nationwide

Washington, D.C.– The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is appalled by the recent attacks on women’s reproductive freedom.

“These attacks on women must be stopped,” said Donna Lent, National President. “We must continue to fight against these barbaric and repressive laws that attempt to strip women of their bodily autonomy. NWPC has spent nearly fifty years fighting for a woman’s right to choose. We succeeded with Roe and we will continue to fight against these abhorrent attacks which due nothing more than punish women!”

Nov 14, 2018

Panelists Talk Challenges Faced by Women in Mass. Politics at Harvard Event

A small group of students gathered to hear female politicians and experts discuss how women fare in Massachusetts politics at a Harvard panel Wednesday afternoon.

The panelists included Mass. Rep. Denise Provost and Rep-Elect Nika C. Elugardo, both Democrats, along with Executive Director of Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Laurie Martinelli and Northeastern Political Science Professor Eileen L. McDonagh. Each shared her own experience and encouraged more women to run for office.

Nov 11, 2018

After the Midterms, Massachusetts Women May Take New Policies to Public Office

Sava Berhané, a professor at Brandeis University and board member for the nonpartisan Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, joined WBUR Weekend Edition's Sharon Brody to discuss the expectations on those women as they begin to govern.

"One of the things that I find absolutely fascinating about having more women in office is more women in politics are affecting what men begin to talk about in politics, seeing more men talk about issues of family and education and health care. So there's not just a change in the level of representation, but also a change in what issues are being spotlighted at the national level and at the local level." - Sava Berhané

Nov 09, 2018

With new leaders, hope is in the air

Women made history on Beacon Hill, winning a record 46 seats in the House, including Tram Nguyen, the first Vietnamese-American woman state rep. Kudos to my girl Rachael Rollins, the first woman of color to serve as Suffolk District Attorney, winning 80 percent of the vote — an undeniable mandate for change. 

Congratulations are also in order here in Massachusetts. Kudos to the Mass. Women’s Political Caucus under the leadership of Executive Director Laurie Martinelli and President Gail Jackson Blount, who made diversity a hallmark of their mission. Many in our home state were bemoaning the lack of diversity in our own House. 

Oct 31, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Harrington will make the system work for everyone

Harrington has witnessed the challenges in our court systems while working on death row and other cases. This distinctive vantage point gives her a different outlook on the judicial system. With Harrington we can expect insight, ingenuity and vision for a stronger legal system in Berkshire County, rather than the status quo that has become the norm in the DA's office in the past.

Oct 31, 2018

The Faces of Change in the Midterm Elections

An interactive breakdown of the the candidates in the midterm elections . These candidates are among the most diverse set to run in the history of the United States. 410 women, people of color and L.G.B.T. candidates — are challenging the status quo by running for House, Senate and governor seats.

Sep 21, 2018

Greater Newburyport women launch political caucus committee

NEWBURYPORT — A group of local women has formed a Greater Newburyport committee for the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, aiming to further the organization's goal of increasing female civic engagement and getting more women elected to public office.

The Greater Newburyport committee is the third regional group to be established within the MWPC, which has also organized at the local level in the Berkshires and Worcester County.

The committee started to take form days after the 2016 presidential election when a group of Newburyport women got together to discuss political issues, including the generally low number of women elected to office at the municipal and state levels in Massachusetts.

The committee, led by Dawne Shand as chair, also includes Wendy Hall, Elizabeth Kilcoyne, Karina Moltz, Judy Tymon, Juliet Walker, Donna Quinlan and Alida Frey.

Recently, the Greater Newburyport committee led an effort to endorse four Essex County candidates for state representative: Jennifer Rocco-Runnion (1st Essex), Christina Eckert (2nd Essex), Allison Gustavson (4th Essex), and Tram T. Nguyen (18th Essex). 

Sep 07, 2018

Ayanna Pressley Leads Women to November Polls

“Although we still have more work to do to support these candidates over the next couple months, it is evident that voters in Massachusetts recognize the importance of state politics in influencing our priorities nationwide,” Jackson-Blount said. “They have sent us a clear message: change is now.”

Aug 29, 2018

MWPC Endorses Record Number of Women Running for Office in 2018

“As a nonpartisan, pro-choice women’s organization, we are very excited to have endorsed a record number of women running for political office in Massachusetts in this 2018 election cycle. To us, it symbolizes a new day in politics and a bright possibility for how things are governed,” Gail Jackson-Blount, board president of the MWPC, tells Exhale.

Aug 29, 2018

Cambridge resident named honoree for Tribute to Abigail Adams

Geri Denterlein, a Cambridge resident and founder and CEO of Denterlein, recently was named an honoree for this year’s Tribute to Abigail Adams by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.

Sep 26, 2019

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Political Action Committee (MWPC PAC) proudly extends its congratulations to our twenty-four endorsed candidates (of twenty eight candidates with preliminaries) on their victories.

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