Women Make Policy, Not Coffee

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Text on Button Women Make Policy, Not Coffee
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White text over a dark brown background. The text contains light brown specks and smears, mimicking coffee stains. 

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In 1971, the National Women's Political Caucus was founded by a group of feminist pioneers to address the limited roles women held in public office. Instead of being constrained to addressing envelopes and serving coffee at political functions, this slogan encouraged women to seek more active roles in politics and elections by playing on those social expectations and stereotypes.

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Johnston, L., (1972) Women’s caucus has new rallying cry: ‘Make policy, not coffee’. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/1972/02/06/archives/womens-caucus-has-new-rally…

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