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Congratulations Mayor Barry!

The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus (TNWPC), a multi-partisan organization, affiliated with the National Women’s Political Caucus, congratulates newly-elected Mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry.

Welcome to the Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus Website.

The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus is a statewide multi-partisan organization promoting full and equal participation of women in government and the political process and supporting measures to open economic and political opportunities for women. The caucus strongly encourages women to seek public office, whether elected or appointed, and our membership is comprised of distinguished women who are involved in all aspects of government.

The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus was begun in the living rooms of a handful of women with a vision of women becoming more involved in the political process.  The purpose of the Caucus at that time is well stated by Marietta Shipley, Retired Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Davidson County, “The reason we wanted the Caucus to go forward was because we wanted to get women actually involved in politics, running campaigns and running for office.  We needed to get  out of the back room licking stamps and stuffing envelopes and on the front side running campaigns, running for office and running campaigns for women running for office.”

The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus focuses on the education and training of women in all areas of political participation, from the importance of voting to running for office.

We promote full and equal participation of women in government and political parties and we strongly encourage women to seek public office, whether elected or appointed.

A short video outlining the history of the TNWPC.

We are an organization committed to educating women on participation in the political process and support economic equality opportunities for women. We are organizing caucuses across the state and would love to come to your city, town, and college campus and help you form a caucus. Let me hear from you. I look forward to working with women across this state to elect more women and advocate for issues that are important to women, children and families.

Deidre Malone

Immediate Past-President

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Gabby Salinas

Gabby Salinas

President / EC

As a three-time cancer survivor and a scientist, Gabby believes funding scientific research is imperative in American policy. She is a member of Life Sciences TN and advocates for venture capital for research and development for both industry and academia. Gabby is also an active member of various organizations that work towards improving the lives of women and children.

Gloria Johnson

Gloria Johnson

President Elect / EC

Gloria Johnson taught Special Education for 27 years.  After serving 4 years as Chair of the Knox County Democratic Party, she decided to run for State House 13 and was elected in 2012, serving through 2014. She was carried to victory by tapping grassroots support for education, women’s healthcare, and good paying jobs with equal pay for equal work.

Hope Riley

Hope Riley

VP of Membership

 

Zulfat Suara

Zulfat Suara

VP of Political Planning

Regina Beale

Regina Beale

Secretary / EC

 

Latrivia Welch

Latrivia Welch

Memphis President

 

VP of Public Relations

 

Brigitte Tubbs-Jones

Brigitte Tubbs-Jones

Member At Large

Phyllis-Qualls-Brooks

Phyllis-Qualls-Brooks

Ex officio / TECW

 

Evelyn Gill

Evelyn Gill

Treasurer / EC

 

Julia Hurley

Julia Hurley

Member At Large

 

Deidre Malone

Deidre Malone

Immediate Past President

More about TNWPC

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Legislative Accomplishments

Review some of the most important legislative accomplishments of our group.

Our By-laws

The complete by-laws of the TNWPC are available here.

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Be a part of the TNWPC and help us move closer to political equality in Tennessee.