MOWPC 2018 Biennial Convention

The Year of the Woman: Reclaiming Our Time!

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2018


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***Pin giveaway of an insignia of the NWPC to the first 25 people who register for the convention!


Members click HERE for the FULL Notice of Convention!

Five million of us marched in cities across the globe last January for our shared belief in a world that is equitable, just, and safe for all - one in which the human rights and dignity of each and every person is protected.

Women have been told “wait your turn”; “you don’t have enough experience”, “you’re too young”, “you’re too old”, “you can’t win that”, and on and on. We’re through with that! We’re through with it all! We have turned out record numbers of women to run in the 2018 mid-term elections and we are going to win seats all over Missouri and all over the country. WE have put our money where our mouths are. We won’t be disenfranchised any longer, we won’t step aside any longer...we are finished and we are...


The Board of the Missouri Women’s Political Caucus cordially invites you to an exciting weekend of progressive politics, debate, and spirited conversation at our biennial convention to be held in Columbia, MO.  This information will give you all you need to register for the convention and make your room reservations if you plan to join us for “Happy Hour” Friday night.

We hope to see you there!





Holiday Inn Executive Ctr


Columbia, MO




August 17-18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018


Opening Night Reception

hosted by Paula Owen Willmarth,

Mo State President

DogMaster Distillery

210 St. James St.

Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 777-6768

 Join us Friday evening at the DogMaster Distillery, one of Columbia’s most fun and interesting places to meet, greet and sip on a luscious cocktail.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Our bartender and owner, Van, will be creating and serving a signature cocktail made just for the MOWPC!

Saturday, August 18, 2018



Holiday INN Executive Center

2200 I-70 Dr. SW

Columbia, MO 65203

Tel: 573.445.8531



Saturday's Tentative Event Schedule


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Paula Owen Willmarth, State President

Introduction of Endorsed Candidates


9:45AM - 10:45AM

Women Who Win! 

Honorable Nicole Galloway, Mo State Auditor

Senator Jill Schupp, SD 24 (Creve Coeur)

Senator Lauren Arthur, SD 17 (Clay County)

Cora Faith Walker HD 74  (St. Louis) - invited

Women leaders in our state will share their experiences on the campaign trail and give us their advice about how best we can be effective in our efforts to support women running all across the state.


10:45AM - 11:15AM  

Silent Auction and Break for Check Out

Our Silent Auction items are always fantastic and the proceeds will benefit our statewide endorsed candidates. If you wish to donate, please contact Peggy Cochran to coordinate your contribution at 573.694.2761 or email


11:15AM  - 12:15PM

#MeToo #TimesUp


Two important movements, #MeToo and Time’s Up, have risen to the forefront in the fight against personal and professional sexual harassment and assault, gaining speed and support nationally and globally. This panel will discuss these important issues and talk about what is happening in the movements.


Lunch & Panel Discussion


12:30PM- 1:30PM

Winning with Different Voices: How to Recruit and Support Diverse Women Candidates

Shira Truitt, (St. Louis) Moderator

The NationalWomen’s Political Caucus seeks diverse and inclusive participation and involvement within the political landscape at all levels. Our goal is to continually provide leadership, resources, time and insight to accomplish the mission of diversity across the country.


1:45PM – 2:45PM

Plenary Session: Election of State Officers /Bylaws


** The agenda for Saturday is tentative and subject to change  


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Missouri Women’s Political Caucus