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It is an exciting time to be at the center of a national conversation about the importance of having more women’s representation in politics.  And while the historic midterm elections saw a record number of women elected to Congress, there is still more work to be done.  The non-partisan Women & Politics Institute at American University is dedicated to closing the gender gap in political leadership. 

As we approach a presidential election year as well as the centennial commemoration of women’s suffrage, we eagerly anticipate a busy and energetic year ahead.  We are also looking forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of WPI, founded by Dr. Karen O’Connor, Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

Only with your help can we offer more courses, enroll more students, train more young women to run for office, conduct more research, convene more special events, and ensure that women have a seat at all of the tables where the most important decisions are made.

Thanks to you, we’ve accomplished so much this year. Click here for a full overview and please consider supporting our work in 2020 with a $1,000, $500, $250, or $100 tax deductible contribution.

Together, we will change the face of politics!

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