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.
- Alison Lundergan Grimes
- Alison Lundergan Grimes has served as the secretary of state of Kentucky since 2012. She was the 2014 Democratic nominee the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Mitch McConnell, but lost to Sen. McConnell in the general election. Grimes was born November 23, 1978 in Maysville, Kentucky. Her father is Jerry Lundergan, a former Kentucky Democratic chairman and state representative. Grimes graduated from Rhodes College in 2001 with a degree in political science and a minor in history. She graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to running for Kentucky’s secretary... More