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Women candidates and their campaigns: the latest info, trends and historical context.
A bi-partisan national effort to recruit and train women to run for all levels of office.
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Research on Women and New Jersey Politics
- Equality Deferred: Women Candidates for the New Jersey Assembly 1920-1993
- Getting Women Appointed: New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition
- Female Suffrage in New Jersey, 1790-1807
- Lobbying in New Jersey
Equality Deferred: Women Candidates for the New Jersey Assembly 1920-1993 (1994, 49 pages)
This report by Richard P. and Katheryne McCormick explores the history of women's candidacies for the New Jersey Assembly and analyzes some of the reasons for the past and current status of women as office-seekers in the state. The monograph provides a thorough record and a valuable appraisal; it identifies signs of hope for the future as well as areas ripe for change. While highly specific to New Jersey, the report points the way for studies which could be conducted elsewhere. It provides a model which should inspire researchers elsewhere to undertake similar efforts to understand their own states and make recommendations for progressive change.
Getting Women Appointed: New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition (1984, 20 pages)
This monograph documents the formation and activities in 1981 and 1982 of New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition for Women's Appointments, an ad hoc group organized after CAWP convened a meeting of politically active women to discuss how to get more women appointed to state-level posts.
Female Suffrage in New Jersey, 1790-1807 (1990, 12 pages)
Irwin Gertzog presents a description of how New Jersey women secured the right to vote in the late eighteenth century, why New Jersey decided to promote female suffrage when all other states did not,and why the state disenfranchised women in 1807.
Lobbying In New Jersey (1978, 72 pages)
This instructional handbook from 1978 describes the process of lobbying within a state legislative framework, listing resources from that time necessary to plan and carry out an effective lobbying campaign and explaining the legal requirements surrounding advocacy when the handbook was written. While many of the specifics have changed, core ideas about lobbying strategies remain relevant.