February 16, 2021
From the nation's leading source on all things women and politics.
NEW Leadership® 2021!
In collaboration with CAWP's NEW Leadership® National Network partners in over 15 states, the 2021 Susan N. Wilson NEW Leadership® New Jersey summer institute for college women will be held virtually for five days over the course of two weeks: June 9th-10th and June 14th, 15th, and 16th. Students from around the country will participate in a series of engaging virtual sessions and will have access to online resources; those participating in New Jersey will also receive a NEW Leadership® New Jersey care package and a daily food delivery gift card to defray the cost of their meals during the program. Pending the reopening of Rutgers University, students in New Jersey will have the opportunity attend a one-day, in-person, NEW Leadership® program in the Fall 2021 semester at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Learn more about NEW Leadership® 2021, including application and participation information from our partner programs here. Submit an application for NEW Leadership® New Jersey here.
Coming up in Ready to Run® 
Here's what's coming up in our 2021 Ready to Run® virtual campaign training sessions this week and next. As with all sessions in 2021, these are free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors. You can see all future programs in the series, which runs through March 12th, at our website.

Friday, February 19th at 1pm ET Navigating New Jersey Political Parties for Candidates: This New Jersey-focused session will highlight the power dynamics of party organizations, building relationships with party operatives and gaining the party's support, and will address how to respond when the party organization is not supportive. The panel, moderated by CAWP Associate Director Jean Sinzdak, will feature Commissioner Angela Garretson, Union County; Clerk Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County; Arlene Quiñones Perez, Chair, Hunterdon County Democratic Committee; Candace L. Straight, Former Co-Chair, New Jersey Republican State Committee; and Senator Loretta Weinberg, Majority Leader, New Jersey Senate. Register here.

Friday, February 26th at 1pm ET Crisis Communication: Having clear, consistent, and concise messages is crucial during any campaign, but how should you adjust your campaign messaging during challenging times? Is there any hope of breaking through the noise? Can you still talk about local policy issues in the midst of national and global uncertainty? Led by national expert Lupe Todd-Medina, this webinar will help candidates around the country focus on building or reshaping your message strategy and give you tools for communicating your messages effectively. Register here.
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Election 2021 is Underway
There's no such thing as an off year for elections, and CAWP is already tracking election 2021. Our new 2021 Women Candidates page lists the announced and filed women candidates running for office this year. In Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin, there are special elections for congressional and statewide elected executive offices, while New Jersey and Virginia are holding their regular state legislative and statewide elected executive office elections this year. Head to this page and bookmark it to get the latest information about women running for office in 2021.    
This week at Eagleton: A Conversation with LaTosha Brown 
In co-sponsorship with Rutgers Access Week, the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and as part of Eagleton's Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series, LaTosha Brown will discuss her story of civic engagement and political empowerment as co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund with political strategist Marilyn D. Davis. This session takes place Wednesday, February 17th at 12:30pm and is free and open to the public via Zoom. Learn more and register here.
RU Running

On Tuesday, February 23rd at 2pm ET, join Eagleton's Center for Youth Political Participation and the NEW Leadership® National Network at CAWP for RU Running? Political Campaign Training! A three-part, virtual political campaign training for college students interested in running for public office or serving on a campaign, RU Running? participants will gain campaign skills and networking opportunities with political operatives and young elected leaders from around the country. Register here. 
Catherine Wineinger: Republican Women are Becoming Key Party Messengers  
Former CAWP graduate research assistant and current Western Washington University political scientist Catherine Wineinger wrote about women in the GOP taking prominent roles as public messengers for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. The piece, which references CAWP analysis including Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress (which Wineinger co-authored) and A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen's Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters, explores the history of the role women play in GOP party positions, women as communicators, and ideological diversity among GOP women. "With minority-party status in Congress and a presidency to win, Republicans from each faction are testing party messages - and messengers," she writes. "Don't be surprised if you see more women in the spotlight." Read the full piece here.
"I'm Speaking!" Leading Ladies in American Politics 
Next month, CAWP Visiting Practitioner Kimberly Peeler-Allen will take part in an event sponsored by Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Baden-Württemberg, in which she will focus on the causes and effects of gender inequality in politics, share her knowledge on how voters in the U.S. respond to women that are running for political offices, how this may have changed in the past, and what we can expect from the future. The virtual talk, which will be followed by a Q&A, will take place on March 9th at 1pm ET. Learn more and register here.
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