• pac@capitalwomenny.org
  • Albany, NY

CapitalWomen is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the rights of women and all other groups who have yet to achieve their full rights under the Constitution. We are committed to assuring equal opportunity to pursue education, employment and participation in our civil society  and we are resolute in promoting the health and safety of our communities.

CapitalWomen is a political action committee that supports progressive pro-choice, pro-LGBT and pro-progressive issue candidates–both women and men. We’ve donated over $60,000 to local and state candidates.


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⚠️ Believe it or not, the Democratic Primary Election is already underway!🚨 Early voting starts today, and will continue through Sunday, June 20th. I hope to have your support as the endorsed Democratic candidate for City Council in District 6.ℹ️ There are several early voting sites in Rensselaer County, including Holy Cross Armenian Church, located at 255 Spring Avenue in Troy.🗳 Find an early voting location nearest you: voterlookup.elections.ny.gov 🗣 Earlier this week, we announced the first endorsement of our campaign: former Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia! Mayor Rosamilia is a dedicated public servant, educator, and respected community leader, and I am honored to have his endorsement for City Council in the Democratic Primary.In the final days of this campaign, I'll be talking with voters across District 6 leading up to Election Day on June 22nd.Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to support our campaign for City Council. Your continued assistance will be critical to our success this June. — Cheryl Kennedy———————————————🔵🟡 Learn more about my campaign and key issues at www.tinyurl.com/kennedy4troy#kennedy4troy #troynyCity of Troy Democratic CommitteeCapitalWomen ... See MoreSee Less
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I am so thankful and overwhelmed by the tremendous support from across our ward and groups working to protect our community. Albany Permanent Professional Firefighters Association Local 2007 Working Families Party Albany County Central Federation of Labor Citizen Action of New York CapitalWomen #violettaderosafor7th #violettaavoice4u #vote4violetta ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Truth.Gerda Lerner, the historian and scholar who pioneered the field of women's history, was born on this day in 1920. She once described how frequently women's stories have been neglected in the study of history: "In my courses, the teachers told me about a world in which ostensibly one-half the human race is doing everything significant and the other half doesn’t exist. I asked myself how this checked against my own life experience. ‘This is garbage; this is not the world in which I have lived.’"As a PhD student in 1963, Dr. Lerner taught what is considered to be the first women's history course in the world at the New School in New York City. Later, in the early 1970s, while teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, Lerner created the first graduate program in Women's History and focused her efforts on making the field a respected academic discipline while also raising the status of women historians. In 1980, she created the nation's first Ph.D. program in women's history at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she later became professor emerita.Lerner's interest in justice was greatly influenced by her early life having been born into an Austrian-Jewish family in 1920. After Germany annexed Austria in 1938, Lerner's father learned that he was going to be arrested. Lerner and her mother were held by the Gestapo for several weeks though the Nazis apparently never learned of her involvement in the anti-Nazi resistance. After her father sold his Austrian assets, the Gestapo released the family and they were able to escape. Lerner immigrated to the U.S. in 1939.For anyone who appreciates the value of recognizing the contributions of half of humanity, Lerner's impact cannot be overstated. As Alice Kessler-Harris, a history professor at Columbia, stated, "She made it happen. She established women’s history as not just a valid but a central area of scholarship. If you look at any library today, you will see hundreds of books on the subject.”To inspire children and teens with the true stories of women who fought for change throughout history, visit our blog post, "Dissent Is Patriotic: 50 Books About Women Who Fought for Change," at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=14364To find many books for children and teens about famous women that we fortunately now have access to thanks to the work of Dr. Lerner and other historians, visit A Mighty Girl’s "History & Biography" book section at www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biographyFor a selection of our favorite picture books about Mighty Girl role models, visit our blog post "Telling Her Story: 99 Picture Books About Mighty Girls & Women" at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=14647And, for one of our favorite women's history-themed t-shirts, featuring Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's famous quote "Well behaved women seldom make history," visit www.amightygirl.com/well-behaved-women-history-shirt ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Libby Post
A wonderful evening. Kathryn’s memory blesses all of us. Her legacy fuels CapitalWomen’s work. ... See MoreSee Less
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