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.
- Martha Roby
- Martha Roby assumed office as Alabama’s United States Representative in January 2011, representing Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Roby was born July 26, 1976, in Montgomery, Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from New York University in 1998 and graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham in 2001. Roby served on Montgomery’s City Council in 2003. Prior to being sworn into office as a United States Representative, Roby was selected by Republican leaders as one of four freshman members to serve on the GOP Transition Team, which worked to reform House... More