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.
- Mimi Walters
- Mimi Walters has served as the state senator for California’s 37th District since 2012. She previously represented the 33rd District before redistricting. She is the Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, for California's 45th Congressional District. Walters was born on May 14, 1962. She earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. Before her election to the state assembly, Walters was stockbroker. She was councilwoman and mayor of Laguna Niguel from 1996 to 2004. She then served in the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2008, representing the 73rd Assembly District.... More