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.
- Monica Vernon
- Monica Vernon is a former member of the Cedar Rapids City Council and former mayor pro tempore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a candidate for U.S. Congress for Iowa's 1st congressional district in the 2016 election, but lost to the incumbent in the general election. Vernon was born October 19, 1957. She received a B.A. in journalism with a business emphasis from the University of Iowa in 1980 and her M.B.A. from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa in 1999. After college, she worked in public relations, as a reporter for The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)... More