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.
- Katherine Clark
- Katherine Clark represents the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. She was elected in a special election on December 10, 2013 to succeed Sen. Ed Markey, who resigned after being elected to fill John Kerry’s seat following his nomination as U.S. Secretary of State. She was re-elected in the general election in 2014. Clark was born July 17, 1963 in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, Cornell Law School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Clark worked as a lawyer in Chicago and Colorado before becoming general counsel for Massachusetts’ Office of Child Care Services... More