June Newsletter

Monday, June 5th, 2017



June 2017 Newsletter

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In this Issue

1) Register for Annual

     – Travel Scholarships
NFWL-NRA Scholarship
2) NFWL in the States
3) Willingness to Serve
4) Share Legislation
5) Women in the News

6) Keep Up with NFWL

Kick-Off: 2017 Annual Conference

Registration is now open for our 2017 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota November 14-18. Read more below to see all that we have planned for 2017!

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Registration Now Open!

We are gearing up for our biggest conference yet in Minneapolis, Minnesota November 14-18, 2017 and we want you to join us. Register today to ensure your spot in Minneapolis for #NFWL2017.

Register Now

Apply for a Travel and Lodging Scholarship- Elected Women

Calling all elected women!

All elected women on the state, municipal, and local level are eligible for NFWL’s Travel Scholarship.  Scholarships include:

  • Up to $500 for travel.
  • Hotel accommodations.

Register today before scholarships run out. Register here.

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NFWL-NRA Student Scholarship

NFWL is partnering with the NRA to host the 20th Annual Student Scholarship contest. Six  junior or senior young women in high school will be invited to attend the NFWL 2017 Annual Conference, all expenses paid. Winners will also be awarded a $3000 college scholarship.

Please get the word out!

We have prepared a press release here for you to use. Also visit our website here to learn more about the 2017 program.

Apply Now

Conference Announcements

The agenda for the week is already coming together. Read more below to find out what policy issues we will be discussing, as well as our first confirmed speakers.

Policy Topics:

–Civil Discourse      –College and Career Readiness      –Financial Services 
–Smart Cities      –Workforce Development      –Energy Grid

Confirmed Speakers:

Debra Crew
CEO- Reynolds American Inc.
Amy Showalter
Principle- The Showalter Group

NFWL in the States

*Calling On Wisconsin Women*
Wisconsin Summer Symposium for Women Policymaker

July 21-22,2017
Clarion Hotel- Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Join NFWL Wisconsin State Director Representative Lisa Subeck for two days full of engaging programs and leadership development. All elected women are invited to attend. RSVP today!

Are You Interested in a Leadership Role in NFWL?

*We want you to serve in a leadership role.*

Leadership positions are a great way for members to become more involved with NFWL. From joining one of our many committees, to becoming a State Director or Board Member, we have many opportunities for those who are willing to serve. Fill out our Willingness to Serve form if you are interested in a leadership role.

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 What legislation are you working on?

One of the greatest results from elected women coming together is the tone they set: the bipartisan collaboration, the sharing of legislative ideas, and the way they govern, lead, and work together. As part of our mission to help facilitate the exchange of diverse legislative ideas between elected women, we’re establishing a shared legislation catalog on our website.

If you have legislation (passed or introduced) addressing a current issue of regional or national importance, please share it with us!

Share My Legislation

Women in the News

Did you read our Mother’s Day series? We featured the stories of NFWL’s members and their mothers. Read them here:

May has been a busy month for our members. Check out what they are up to below:

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Keeping Up with NFWL

On May 25, NFWL took a trip across town to Capitol Hill to see journalist Cokie Roberts speak, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of electing the first woman to Congress. It was an honor to be a part of this historic occasion and participate in the discussion of women in politics.
Congratulations to our very own Executive Director, Jody Thomas, who was recently recognized as one of Elysian Magazine’s Summer 2017 Women of Excellence. Elysian Magazine sat down to interview Jody Thomas and discuss her work with NFWL. Congratulations Jody! We at NFWL are so proud of you for earning this award. Click here to read the full magazine article.
Arkansas State Representative LeAnne Burch held our first Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party in Monticello, AR on May 10 for fifteen teen girls in her community. So glad we got to bring this program to Arkansas!
The second Hidden Figures Viewing and Coding Party was May 16 in Santa Clarita, California. Another fifteen teen girls had the opportunity to participate in this program. Thanks Mayor Pro Tem Laurene Weste and Councilwoman Marsha McLean for attending to speak with attendees.
May 22 brought NFWL back to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a planning trip for the 2017 Annual Conference. NFWL staff had a blast in the Twin Cities. Looking forward to you joining the fun in November.


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