Women candidates and their campaigns: the latest info, trends and historical context.
Education and Training
Educating and empowering Asian American women in the political arena and increasing their numbers in elected and appointed offices at all levels. We gratefully acknowledge The Fund for New Jersey for its major support of this program.
CAWP, together with a steering committee of Asian American women leaders, sponsors Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics, a preconference session of the Ready to Run™ Campaign Training for Women. Rising Stars participants attend a half-day session that targets issues of particular interest to Asian American women running for political office. Rising Stars participants then attend Ready to Run™ to learn about the nuts and bolts of working on a campaign.
Ready to Run™ offers a unique opportunity for potential women candidates to hear directly from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, and party officials about how to get Ready to Run. Topics covered include fundraising, navigating the political parties, working with the media, and developing a campaign plan. More details on Ready to Run™ can be found here.
- Nationally, 32 of the 1,781 women serving in state legislatures are Asian American. Seven of the 98 women serving in the 113th Congress are Asian American. One Asian American woman serves as governor. For more details and information about Asian American women serving in other elected positions around the country, visit our Asian American women in elective office page.
- In New Jersey, no Asian American women serve in the state legislature or as county freeholders. For more details and information about women in elective office in New Jersey, view the Women in New Jersey Government fact sheet.
(affiliations listed for identification purposes only.)
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
Cecilia Xie Birge
Former Mayor, Montgomery Township
Women Advocating for Good Government and
Filipino American Political Action Committee
President and Founder, Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Tina Liu Jen
Morris County Human Relations Commission
and 80-20 Initiative of New Jersey
East Brunswick Public Library
Seema M. Singh, Esq.
International Business Chamber of Commerce
and Asian Women’s Safety Net
Councilwoman, Borough of Madison