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.
- Mary Fisher
- Mary Fisher is an artist, author and HIV/AIDS activist, best known for her speech at the 1992 Republican Convention. She delivered "A Whisper of AIDS" during a time that many stereotypes were associated with the disease, and she presented a powerful challenge to her own party. She since has founded the Mary Fisher Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Fund at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as been a representative for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). More information: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/cfar/mary-fisher http://www.mmfisher.org/mary_fisher.html More