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.
- Kim Guadagno
- Kim Guadagno, New Jersey’s first lieutenant governor, was sworn into office January 19, 2010. She is concurrently the secretary of state of New Jersey. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Guadagno graduated from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, in 1980. She completed her Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1983. Guadagno began her public service as federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York. When she married a native of New Jersey, she and her husband moved to New Jersey’s Monmouth County. At that time, Guadagno became an assistant... More