MOWPC 2018 Biennial Convention
The Year of the Woman: Reclaiming Our Time!
Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2018
***Pin giveaway of an insignia of the NWPC to the first 25 people who register for the 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...
RECLAIMING OUR TIME!
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
August 17-18, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Opening Night Reception
hosted by Paula Owen Willmarth,
Mo State President
210 St. James St.
Columbia, MO 65201
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
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 email@example.com.
11:15AM - 12:15PM
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
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
Missouri Women’s Political Caucus