Indiana's POWER Caucus Puts Focus on Women.

AuthorSmith, Erin
PositionWOMEN IN LEADERSHIP - Suffrage Amendment State History

To celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, NCSL's Women's Legislative Network is launching the Suffrage Amendment State History (SASH) Campaign.

Aug. 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the amendment's approval by three-fourths of the states and its guarantee that the right to vote shall not be denied on the basis of sex. The SASH Campaign will celebrate the accomplishments of female legislators.

The campaign is currently highlighting Indiana's POWER Caucus--or Political Organization for Women's Education and Representation.

The POWER Caucus does not produce legislation but serves as a forum for women legislators to discuss legislative issues that could improve the quality of life for the women--and all citizens--of Indiana. Beyond legislative matters, it provides scholarships for non-traditional women students, especially those who demonstrate a passion for giving back to their communities. This may include women who are returning to school, changing careers, seeking advancement in their career, or entering the workplace after being stay-at-home moms.

Every other year, the POWER Caucus hosts a silent auction to raise funds for the scholarships. This year there will be at...

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