Women are being elected to public office in increasing numbers. However, their voices remain largely underrepresented in collections and archives of political communication. For this reason, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University has created an online archives devoted entirely to women's political speech.
The Archives of Women's Political Communication houses speeches of U.S. women senators and representatives, governors and lieutenant governors, U.S. cabinet members, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and first ladies; international women leaders, presidents and prime ministers; and historically significant women leaders and activists.
Speeches are continually being gathered by our staff. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for additions to our collection. Continue to check back regularly as we are constantly updating this site.
The archives is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Natalie Tennant
- Natalie Tennant is the secretary of state of West Virginia and was the 2014 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia. The seat was open after incumbent Democrat Jay Rockefeller announced his retirement. Tennant lost in the general election to U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. Tennant was born on December 25, 1967. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University in 1991 and a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication from WVU in 2002. At WVU, Tennant was the first woman to represent the university as the Mountaineers' mascot. Prior to her election as... More