Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Women's Congressional Policy Institute

  • Washington, DC
  • www.womenspolicy.org

Mission Statement

The Women's Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) (formerly Women's Policy, Inc.) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to work on issues of importance to women and their families.

Main Programs

  1. Legislative Education -- Women Members of Congress, women chiefs of staff
  2. Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
  3. Congressional Briefings
  4. Weekly News Report
Service Areas

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National

Our programs are focused on Congress, so are primarily in Washington, DC. However, members of the public from anywhere in the country are welcome to attend our congressional briefings and access our information on our website.

ruling year

1995

President

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Ms. Cindy Hall

Keywords

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women, policy, policymakers, health, international, workforce, publications

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Also Known As

Women's Congressional Policy Institute

EIN

52-1914894

 Number

8275512564

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Women's Rights (R24)

Women's Studies (V32)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Legislative Education -- Women Members of Congress, women chiefs of staff

WCPI sponsors briefings, meetings, and receptions for the women Members of Congress both to educate policymakers and to strengthen relationships across party lines.

Women Chiefs of Staff program: In partnership with Democracy Fund, the program is intended to foster bicameral personal relationships across party lines, to build a support network for women chiefs of staff, committee staff directors, and senior leadership staff, and to develop bipartisan women's leadership.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Budget

$85,642

Program 2

Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are extended to a select number of students pursuing or having recently completed a graduate degree and who display a proven commitment to equity for women. Fellows work in congressional offices as a legislative assistant for seven months. Formerly the WREI Fellows program, WCPI became the home of the fellowships in late 2013.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

$117,211

Program 3

Congressional Briefings

WCPI sponsors congressional staff briefings on key women's issues most months Congress is in session, with three briefing series: women's health, international issues, and 21st century workforce issues. The briefings are open to the public, in addition to congressional staff and Members of Congress. Many are webcast as well to better reach interested members of the public.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$121,519

Program 4

Weekly News Report

WCPI publishes a weekly online news report, "The Source on Women's Issues in Congress," free to the public, which reports on legislative actions affecting women and their families. This report includes coverage of congressional hearings, mark-ups, and floor actions on a range of issues related to women and their families, and a searchable database of articles. At the end of each congressional session, WCPI publishes a summary of congressional actions taken during the session and a wrap-up of spending bills.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$128,613

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Our programs are focused on Congress, so are primarily in Washington, DC. However, members of the public from anywhere in the country are welcome to attend our congressional briefings and access our information on our website.

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Women's Policy Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Operations

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Women's Congressional Policy Institute

Leadership

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President

Ms. Cindy Hall

BIO

Cindy Hall became President of Women's Policy, Inc. (WPI) in January 1999.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Hall worked on Capitol Hill for 18 years for four Members of Congress.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Amy Plaster

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