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Welcome to the Archives of Women's Political Communication

The Archives of Women's Political Communication is an online archives launched in 2007 by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University that is devoted entirely to women's political speech. The archives houses the speeches and campaign advertising of U.S. women senators and representatives, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, governors and lieutenant governors, and first and second ladies; international women leaders, including presidents and prime ministers; and recipients of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics at Iowa State University. It also features the speeches of historically significant women, social activists and women who have used their position of celebrity to advocate for political causes.

Speeches and ads are continually being gathered by our staff and added to the archives. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for additions to our collection.

The archives is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, Iowa.

"Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be a true democracy until every responsible and law-abiding adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own inalienable and unpurchasable voice in government."
Carrie Chapman Catt (1917)
Votes for All: A Symposium. In The Crisis 15(1).