Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Women In Politics IAP 2017
Join us for the Women in Politics edit-a-thon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, January 19, 2017!!
Participate in the Independent Activities Period (IAP) at MIT by joining library staff and writing instructors in editing Wikipedia to improve content about underrepresented history in the field of politics. As always, beginners welcome! We'll provide training for new editors as well.
When: Thursday, January 19 from 1pm–5pm.
Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, building 4 room 251
Suggested Focus: Women in politics
What to bring: Laptops required! Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
Portrait of the women in the United States Senate for the 113th Congress.
|Date||Thursday January, 19, 2017|
(drop-in any time!)
|Address||MIT building 4 room 251|
|City, State||Cambridge, Massachusetts|
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- Gkuriger (talk) 20:28, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
- Pi.1415926535 (talk) 00:33, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
- Rtbhive (talk) 16:17, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
- phoebe / (talk to me) 20:55, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
- Trying to find contact at Smith College Victuallers (talk) 21:33, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
- Amyc29 (talk) 18:27, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
- Melfeid (talk) 19:43, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
- Frrrances (talk) 21:11, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Articles Created or Improved
- Kathleen Merrigan
- Emma Grigsby Meharg
- Iris Faircloth Blitch -- Rtbhive (talk) 20:12, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
- Consuelo N. Bailey
- Grete Keilson
- Wilhelmina Celeste Goehring Harvey
WiR redlist index: Women In Politics IAP 2017
This list of red links is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles on the English Wikipedia. All new articles must satisfy Wikipedia's notability criteria; red links on this list may or may not qualify. Lists that are not updated by ListeriaBot (talk) need to be updated manually.
- Julia Addington, first woman in Iowa elected to office. Iowa Women's Hall of Fame
- Jane Ruth Angvik, (born 1948), member of the Anchorage Charter Commission, politician, Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.
- Judy Brady, (born 1941), public policy director, Alaska Women's Hall of Fame.
- Zina Pickens Cruse, first African-American woman elected Circuit Judge, 20th Judicial Circuit, State of Illinois
- Wilhelmina Ruth Fitzgerald Delco, Texas legislator, Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 
- Frances Garrett Valentine Dirks (ca. 1925-1991), Democratic party leader in Texas, African American, 
- Jean Dubofsky, first woman to become a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, former deputy attorny general for Colorado, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
- Elaine Gordon (1931-2000), Legislator, Florida Women's Hall of Fame
- Wilhelmina Celeste Goehring Harvey (1912-2005), Mayor of Key West, Florida Women's Hall of Fame
- Hazel P. Heath (1909–1998) Mayor of Homer, Alaska and an entrepreneur, Alaska Women's Hall of Fame
- Jane Y. McCallum (1877-1957), Texas secretary of state and suffragist, 
- Myra McDaniel, first African American Texas secretary of state, 
- Emma Grigsby Meharg (1873-1937), first Texas woman secretary of State, 
- Mary Jane Odell (1923-2010), Iowa Secretary of State, Iowa's Women's Hall of Fame
- Annie Lola Price, (1903-1972), first woman to serve on high court of Alabama, Alabama Women's Hall of Fame
- Angel Joy Chavis Rocker (1966-2003), ran for President in 2000 in the Republican primary
- Ruth Stockton, (1916-1990), first woman president pro tem of the Colorado State Senate, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
- Many of these List of female United States Cabinet Secretaries need additional references, polishing
- Sarita Gupta, and/or expanding Jobs with Justice
- Sharon Block (and there may be others)
- fill in missing members of Massachusetts House of Representatives (Natalie Higgins, Hannah Kane), or improving members from this list
- polish up the female US reps from Mass: Edith Nourse Rogers, Louise Day Hicks, Margaret Heckler, and the current ones: Katherine Clark and Niki Tsongas. Also useful: Women in the United States House of Representatives
- demo: Margaret_Heckler + 
Articles under 20th-century women politicians category to expand and edit
(this is a small sample, much more work to do from the category page)
- Uma Aaltonen, (1940-2009), Finnish author, journalist, and Green League politician. Stub.
- Elisabeth Aasen, Norwegian politician for the Socialist Electoral League. Stub.
- Carrie Acheson, a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. Stub.
- Rosa Aguilar, a Spanish politician. Stub.
- Lale Aytaman, governor of Muğla province in Turkey from 1991 to 1995 and the first female governor of Turkey. Needs in line citations
- Consuelo N. Bailey, first woman Speaker of the Vermont House. Stub.
- Inga Balstad, a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. Stub.
- Rosy Bindi, an Italian politician and the current President of the Antimafia Commission. Needs citations.
- Iris Faircloth Blitch, first woman in Georgia to win an regular election and serve a full term in Congress. Stub, needs citations.
- Eugenia Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica from 21 July 1980 until 14 June 1995. She was Dominica's first, and to date only, female prime minister, as well as the nation's longest-serving prime minister. Needs citations.
- Solange Chaput-Rolland, was a Canadian journalist, author, lecturer, politician, and Senator. Needs citations.
- Marjorie Cooper, was an educator, civil servant and political figure in Saskatchewan. Stub.
- Toujan al-Faisal, is a human rights activist and a former TV journalist, who was Jordan's first female member of parliament. Needs citations.
- Grete Keilson, was a German politician and official in the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). Needs infobox
- Florence Garvin, was a women's rights activist, the daughter of former Rhode Island governor Lucius F. C. Garvin and Dr. Lucy Waterman Southmayd, an 1867 graduate of New England Female Medical College. Needs infobox.
- Pascale Gruny, was a member of the National Assembly of France. She represented the Aisne department, and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement. Stub.
- Elly Heuss-Knapp, was a German politician of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), social reformer, author and wife of German president Theodor Heuss. Needs citations.
Female politician with best name: Crystal Bird Fauset
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