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and advocate for issues important to women and families.
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2016 Biennial Convention!
Taking Our Place at the Big Table
Friday, June 24—Saturday, June 25
Inn at Grand Glaize,
5142 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, MO
Veto session rally in Jefferson
City, September 2014 protesting
City, September 2014
On behalf of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), I want to
invite you to our biennial convention at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.
This is an exciting and significant year for us as we work toward electing
the first woman President.
The NWPC endorsed Secretary Clinton early in the process and our
Caucus states have been working hard for her. We will finally be taking
our place at the "big table"; from where we have been absent much too
Please join us for a great convention with lots of thought-provoking
speakers and panelists. The Missouri State Caucus Board of Directors
has worked hard to bring you a rewarding event!!
I want to thank our President of the Capitol Women's Political Caucus,
Peggy Cochran for entertaining us at her lovely lake front home on Friday
evening. Also a big thank you to our state Treasurer Rebecca Richardson,
without whom, we would be much less efficient!
My best to you for a lovely summer and exciting fall as we elect our
Paula Owen Willmarth, President
Missouri State Women's
||Welcome – Paula Owen Willmarth, MO WPC
||Workshop - Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners;
Washington D. C.
Getting Women Elected and Framing the Message to
||Silent Auction and break for check-out
||Candidate Introductions and Remarks
Donna Lent, NY, President, NWPC
||Workshop: Young Women Moving Us Forward
Nicole Gallaway, MO State Auditor
Tishaura Jones, Treas., City of St. Louis
Brittany Benson, Esq. Kansas City, MO
||Break for Silent Auction
||Women in the Media
Mary Sanchez; KC Star
Elisa Crouch; St. Louis Post Dispatch
Patricia Cahill, Kansas City MO, Member, Corporation for
Public Broadcasting Board of Directors
||Business Meeting and Election of Officers
||Closing Remarks and Results of Silent Auction
Friday Night at the
Saturday Convention Schedule
Join us Friday evening for a
casual dinner hosted by Peggy
Cochran at her lakeside home.
Cocktails starting at 6:00 pm.
Friends and family members
are also invited if you are
making a holiday of the
If you are planning to attend
the Friday night dinner, please
RSPV to Peggy Cochran at
A block of rooms is being held at
the hotel where we will be
holding our meeting:. $75.00
Inn at Grand Glaize.
5142 Osage Beach Pkwy,
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Celinda is one of the nation's foremost experts on electing women
candidates and on framing issues to women voters. American Politics
calls Celinda a "super-strategist or, better yet, the Godmother," and
Working Woman says she is "arguably the most influential woman in
her field." She is renowned for her groundbreaking research on single
women voters in conjunction with Women's Voices Women Vote and
has helped elect numerous female candidates, including Barbara
Mikulski, the "dean" of women senators; former Arizona Gov. Janet
Napolitano; Blanche Lincoln, U.S. senator from Arkansas; Patricia
Madrid, the first Hispanic woman attorney general in New Mexico; and
Carol Moseley-Braun in her historic victory to become the first
African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate.
Celinda Lake, Keynote Speaker
Celinda Lake is one of the
Democratic Party's leading political
strategists, serving as tactician and
senior advisor to the national party
committees, dozens of Democratic
incumbents, and challengers at all
levels of the electoral process.
Celinda and her firm, Lake Research
Partners, Inc., are known for
cutting-edge research on issues
including the economy, health care,
the environment and education, and
have worked for a number of
institutions including the Democratic
National Committee (DNC), the
Democratic Governor's Association
(DGA), The White House Project,
AFL-CIO, SEIU, CWA, IAFF, Sierra Club,
NARAL, Human Rights Campaign,
EMILY's List and the Kaiser Family
Foundation. Her work has also taken
her to advise fledgling democratic
parties in several post-war Eastern
European countries, including Bosnia,
and South Africa.
This year the Missouri State
Women’s Political Caucus,
through the generosity of Capitol
Women’s Political Caucus
President, Peggy Cochran, is
able to give 30 scholarships to
young women (35 and under) to
the biennial convention.
it will be an exciting year to
join up with many progressive
women from around the state to
talk about women in politics and
women leading. If you are
interested in applying for a
scholarship, which will cover a
casual dinner by the lake Friday
night, Friday night lodging, and
convention fee along with
breakfast and lunch on
convention day, please fill out
the application above.