Shirley Chisholm at the podium during the 1972 National Women’s Political Caucus. Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug are seated on the left. The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) was founded in 1971. This organization is one of several organizations dedicated exclusively to increasing women’s participation in all areas of political and public life as elected and appointed officials, as delegates to national party conventions, as judges in the state and federal courts, and as lobbyists, voters and campaign organizers. Founders of NWPC include Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Bella Abzug, and many other prominent, politically active women. These women were ignited by Congress’ failure to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in 1970. They believed legal, economic and social equity would come about only when women were equally represented among the nation’s political decision-makers. Source: Wikipedia.

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