March 2017 Newsletter

Monday, March 6th, 2017



March 2017 Newsletter

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In This Issue

1. Women’s History Month
2. Shared Legislation
3. NFWL in the States
4. Keeping up with NFWL
5. Read All About It!

Join NFWL in honoring Women’s History Month by hosting an event in your community. Our toolkits provide all the materials needed to plan and host a successful event. Sign up for one of the programs below to showcase women’s leadership in your community.

The children’s book Rosie Revere, Engineer tells the story of the aspiring engineer, Rosie. As she tries to build her aunt an airplane, Rosie learns that failure is only possible when one does not try in the first place. Our toolkit is the perfect partner to plan a reading event that inspires children to pursue the careers of their dreams.




The Representation Project has partnered with NFWL to share this empowering documentary film about the portrayal of women in the media. The film advocates for better media representation of women. The Representation Project has compiled a comprehensive toolkit with everything you need to make your movie night a sensational event.




Back by popular demand, NFWL is continuing our Share Your Story Video Project. You are encourage to film a brief video answering a few questions about why you ran for office. We take care of all the video editing, so all elected women need to do is film. We hope this collection of uplifting stories will shed light on the remarkable women elected to public office and perhaps encourage other women to run.

What are you working on?

March is a busy time of year with legislatures in session. We want to hear what you are working on! Click the button below to share your legislation.

Share My Legislation

What are other elected women working on?

Click each of the links to read more about shared legislation.

College Credit for Achieving a Seal of Biliteracy, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (IL)

An Act to Establish Pay Equity, The Honorable Gloria Fox (MA)

Blaze Pink Bill: This is a great example of NFWL members supporting other NFWL members. Rep. Kathy Bernier (WI) passed this bill in Wisconsin and then sent it Sen. Carrie Ruud (MN), who passed it in Minnesota. Watch the video Rep. Bernier made for Sen. Ruud to present to her colleagues.

NFWL in the States

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
City: Olympia, WA
Location: Washington State Capitol
Co-hosts: Senator Jan Angel, Senator Lynda Wilson, Senator Annette Cleveland, and Representative Sharon Wylie
Sponsor: Walmart
All elected women in Washington are welcome to attend. Click
here to sign up.

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
City: Salem, OR
Location: Bentley’s Grill
Co-hosts: Senator Jackie Winters and Representative Jennifer Williamson
Sponsor: Walmart
All Oregon elected women are invited to attend. Click here to learn more and RSVP.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
City: Frankfort, KY
Location: Kentucky State Capitol, Mezzanine
Sponsor: Reynolds American Inc.
Elected women in Kentucky are invited. Click here to RSVP.
Dome Tours:
Phoenix, AZ
Baton Rouge, LACapitol Chats:
Boston, MA
Concord, NH
Albany, NY
Augusta, ME

Keeping Up with NFWL

Congratulations to our 2017 NFWL State Directors on their leadership position within NFWL. 

Our 2017 Committees have all been appointed and confirmed. The committees are now meeting to discuss their goals for 2017. 

NFWL Executive Director Jody Thomas met with female Speakers of the State Houses at a conference in Washington D.C. We are excited to call them all new friends!











Director of Membership, Allison Jensen, met Oregon Governor Kate Brown at a Women in Government Relations reception, where the governor received an award. Congratulations Governor Brown! 

Extra, Extra: Read All About It!


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