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CATEGORIES: January 2021, Voices

Catt Center statement on Jan. 6 insurrection at US Capitol

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the U.S. Congress met to conduct one of the United States’ sacred rituals of democracy: counting the Electoral College votes. Their business—the public’s business—was interrupted for hours by an unruly mob who sought to overturn a free and fair election. Had they succeeded, the insurrectionists would have disenfranchised millions of … Continue reading Catt Center statement on Jan. 6 insurrection at US Capitol

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter to speak Feb. 26 as Spring 2021 Mary Louise Smith Chair

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter – an Iowa native who represents California’s 45th Congressional District and has earned a reputation for her tough questioning and use of visual aids during congressional hearings – will give a virtual presentation on Feb. 26 as the Spring 2021 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Rep. Porter will … Continue reading U.S. Rep. Katie Porter to speak Feb. 26 as Spring 2021 Mary Louise Smith Chair

CATEGORIES: January 2021, Voices

Of note: News about center faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, staff, students and alumni: Iowa PBS producer Laurel Bower and the crew of “Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women” won an Upper Midwest Emmy Award in the Documentary-Historical category on Nov. 14, 2020. Dianne Bystrom, … Continue reading Of note: News about center faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends

CATEGORIES: November 2020, Voices

Iowa women increase federal representation, but down in state legislature

Iowa will send four women to Washington, D.C., in 2021, one more than the current delegation, but it is still unclear exactly which women will be representing Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. The 89th General Assembly of the Iowa legislature will include at least one less woman, and possible two, with the fate of Republican Mariannette … Continue reading Iowa women increase federal representation, but down in state legislature

CATEGORIES: November 2020, Voices

Center announces 2021 Women Impacting ISU calendar honorees

Twelve women whose leadership has made a difference at Iowa State University will be honored on the fifteenth annual Women Impacting ISU calendar. Students selected for the 2020 calendar are: Helen Barton, senior in graphic design, and Rachel Junck, a senior concurrently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in business administration. … Continue reading Center announces 2021 Women Impacting ISU calendar honorees

CATEGORIES: November 2020, Voices

Catt Center leads student voting engagement efforts

Catt Center director Karen Kedrowski was busy this summer and fall planning for the fall election cycle and mobilizing Iowa State students to vote. “When I arrived on campus, I found there was a lot of energy around student voter engagement and not much coordination. So there was unnecessary duplication of effort,” Kedrowski observed. “Therefore, … Continue reading Catt Center leads student voting engagement efforts

CATEGORIES: November 2020, Voices

Center welcomes 27 Legacy of Heroines scholars

The Legacy of Heroines program has been providing scholarships to hard-working and exceptional students who are interested in public service and politics since 1996. As a Legacy of Heroines scholar, students receive a one-year scholarship split between two semesters. Scholars have the opportunity to renew their scholarships provided they continue to fulfill the criteria and … Continue reading Center welcomes 27 Legacy of Heroines scholars