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Center for American Women and Politics

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.

Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Our mission is to promote women's leadership by providing quality education, conducting research that makes a difference in women's lives, and serving as a resource for the empowerment of women from diverse communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, New England and the nation.

Cracking the glass ceiling: female political pioneers

U.S. State Dept Bureau of Information Programs.

National Federation of Republican Women

Founded in 1938, the Federation is a grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation, making it one of the largest and most influential women's political organizations in the country."

Women's Campaign School at Yale University

"The Women's Campaign School is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program.
Our mission is to provide the very best training in the world for women who want to run for office or who want to move up to higher elective office.  We train women to run political campaigns, and to advance their careers in public life in political environments.  We train women leaders who are capable of building relationships regardless of political point of view."

Women & Politics Institute

Founded in 2000 at the American University the Women & Politics Institute is a leading center for scholarly research on women and politics and political leadership trainings.

League of Women Voters : Making Democracy Work

League of Women Voters.

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve U.S. systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. It neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. The 900 state and local Leagues – comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary. Its basic purpose is to make democracy work for all citizens."

This site includes links to issues of concern for citizens such as, The Patriot Act, Social Security, Civil Liberties and more.


Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling: Women and Congressional elections

Palmer, Barbara, and Simon, Dennis. (NY: Routledge, 2008)
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1236.5 .U6 P35 2008

The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a new age of empire

Enloe, Cynthia. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004)
HQ 1155 .E55 2004

Encyclopedia of American social movements

Ness, Immanual, ed.. (NY: Sharpe Reference, 2004)
HN 57 .E584 2004

History in the Making: an absorbing look at how American history has changed in the telling over the last 200 years

Ward, Kyle Roy. (NY: New Press, 2006)
McNichols Campus Library
E 175.85 .W37 2006

It takes a candidate : why women don't run for office

Lawless, Jennifer; Fox, Richard. (Cambridge University Press;)
HQ 1236.5 .U6 L38 2005

Next wave cultures : feminism, subcultures, activism

edited by Anita Harris.. (Routledge, 2008)
HQ 798 .N49 2008

Political women and American democracy

Wolbrecht, Christina; Beckwith, Karen. (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1236.5 .U6 W628 2008

Righting feminism : conservative women and American politics

Schreiber, Ronnee. (Oxford University Press, 2008)
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1236.5 .U6 S35 2008

Unequal Sisters: a multicultural reader in U.S. women's history

Ruiz, Vicki L., and DuBois, Carol Ellen, eds.. (2nd ed., NY: Rutledge, 1994)
HQ 1410 .U54 1994

Women and elective office: past, present, and future

Thomas, Sue and Wilcox, Clyde. (NY: Oxford University Press, 2005)
HQ 1391 .U5 W63 2005

Women and politics : the pursuit of equality

Ford, Lynne E.. (Houghton Mifflin, c2006)
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1236 .F66 2006

Women and the politics of class

Brenner, Johanna. (NY: Monthly Review Press, 2000)
HQ 1154 .B83 2000

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