NFWL Issue Summits

Summit picNFWL Issue Summits are two half-days of programming & discussions on some of the most critical issues in America today. They are designed to encourage the building of alliances and foster a safe environment for sharing ideas and learning about new initiatives. Programs include keynote speakers, panel discussions, leadership development sessions, topic training/model legislation, and facilitated roundtable discussions. These engaging presentations and networking opportunities offer elected women new perspectives and innovative ideas that may inevitably lead to policy resolutions and legislation in their respective states.

Summits are limited to 25-35 elected women. Invitees are those championing legislation in their community on the specific subject, sitting on committees related to the topic, and/or those who want to take action on the issue but need the knowledge and support to do so.

Human Trafficking Summit

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U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp with Summit Co-Chairs MT Rep. Dudik and MI Sen. Emmons

The 2016 NFWL Human Trafficking Summit took place June 16-17 in the Washington D.C. area, where 25 elected women joined Summit Co-Chairs Michigan State Senator Judy Emmons and Montana State Representative Kimberly Dudik to discuss one of the most critical issues in America today: child sex trafficking.

Keynote Speakers: Tina Frundt, Executive Director, Courtney’s House and Former Congresswoman Linda Smith, Founder & President, Shared Hope International

Attendees were joined by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and video messages from Cindy McCain and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar were presented during programming on Friday. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Google, Rescuing Hope, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Stop Child Predators, Demand Abolition, and End Child Slavery at the Source (ECPAT-USA) provided essential information for attendees to utilize in their efforts to combat human trafficking.

Click here to get the full recap!