Happy 2013! It's a new year and there is lots of great news to share with you.
Women's representation in the 113th
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Congress is at an all-time high
. Seventy-eight women were sworn into the House of Representatives on January 3rd and 20 women now serve in the United States Senate. We are profiling one new woman member each day on Facebook
, so be sure to follow us for the rest of the month!
While the percentage of women in state legislatures increased to 24%, women still fall short
of the 24.5% record set in 2010.
CAWP is proud to announce a new, online initiative - Teach a Girl to Lead™
- to support and expand civic learning and engagement opportunities for girls and young women.
This effort is a direct response to President Obama's 2011 challenge to the nations of the world to take action to empower women and girls. CAWP will collaborate with the
White House and the U.S. Department of Education to align this new initiative with the Administration's broader civic engagement efforts. The full press release is available here
Teach a Girl to Lead™
CAWP's New Blog: footnotes
CAWP launched footnotes
, our blog to provide useful insights, information, and responses to recent news and events important to women and politics. Be sure to
read and comment on our first posts on women and gun control
and women's delayed entry into political office
, and sign up
to receive each new entry in your inbox!
Don't Miss Ready to Run™!
Thinking of running for office in NJ? or working on a campaign? Attend Ready to Run™ NJ
, a bi-partisan training program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more
about the political system in New Jersey. The program offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, and party officials about how to get ready to run. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan. Ready to Run™ NJ will take place on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd at the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers-New Brunswick.
For more information about Ready to Run™ or to register, please visit our website
or contact Deanna-Marie Norcross at (732) 932-9384, x223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't live in New Jersey?
Find out more about Ready to Run™ programs in other states here
For more information on the new numbers of women in office at all levels, check out CAWP's most recent updates at www.cawp.rutgers.edu