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 is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Kay Hagan
- Kay Hagan was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 representing North Carolina. Hagan was born on May 26, 1953, in Shelby, North Carolina. A graduate of Florida State University and Wake Forest Law School, she worked at North Carolina National Bank (a predecessor to Bank of America) for 10 years, becoming a vice president in the estates and trust division. Hagan got her start in public service when she helped her uncle, "Walkin' Lawton" Chiles, the former governor and U.S. senator from Florida, paste bumper stickers on supporters' cars. Hagan and her husband were both active in Guilford County... More