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.
- Sandy Adams
- Sandy Adams represented Florida’s 24th Congressional District from January 2011 to January 2013. Adams was born December 14, 1956, in Wyandotte, Michigan, into a military family. At the age of 17, Adams left high school and enrolled in the military. After her service, she received her GED, going on to graduate from the police academy. In 2000, she received a B.A. in criminal justice administration from Columbia College - Orlando. Adams served 17 years as the deputy sheriff in the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. She became an advocate for victim’s rights in Tallahassee after the tragic death of her... More