On April 17, Women’s Policy, Inc. held its 2002 Congressional Dinner at the National Building Museum. The dinner celebrated the many accomplishments of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues (CCWI) on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Both current and former Members of the caucus attended, and Cokie Roberts of ABC News emceed the event.
The CCWI was founded on April 19, 1977, by a small, bipartisan group of Congresswomen who gathered in a room in the U.S. Capitol to discuss the problem of spousal abuse. In the years that followed, the ever-increasing numbers of women elected to Congress have continued to meet to discuss and act on a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. The bipartisan spirit and cooperation reflected in the Caucus leadership continues today.