March 2018 Newsletter

Monday, March 5th, 2018


March is All About WOMEN

March 2018 Newsletter
In this issue:

Celebrating Women in Public Office Day


Celebrating Women in Public Office Day

March 19, 2018

March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate than by joining NFWL for Celebrating Women in Public Office Day on March 19?

Proclaim the Day

NFWL has created a template proclamation for elected women to use. Simply download the proclamation, customize it, and introduce it in your legislative body. Don’t forget to update NFWL on your progress so we can add you to our map below!

Download Proclamation

Join the Buzz

A critical part of Celebrating Women in Public Office Day is spreading the word on social media. We have prepared graphics and posts for you to quickly download and use.

Our social media includes printable posters, which are perfect to print and share for events or to share your story on social media.

Download Social Media Posts and Printable Posters


Our map is quickly changing thanks to all the elected women who are working on this proclamation. Add your state to the map and we will give you a shoutout on social media and in our newsletter.


  • Mount Holyoke City Council, Massachusetts (Councilwoman Brenna Murphy McGee)
  • Perris City Council, California (Councilwoman Tonya Burke)
  • Republic County, Kansas (County Clerk Kathleen Marsicek)
  • Somerset County, New Jersey (Freeholder Patricia Walsh)
  • State of Wisconsin (Representatives Kathy Bernier & Lisa Subeck)

In Progress:

  • Cedar Park City Council, Texas (Councilwoman Heather Jefts)
  • Federal Way City Council, Washington (Councilwoman Susan Honda)
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Shreveport City Council, Louisiana (Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch)
  • Somerset County, New Jersey (Freeholder Patricia Walsh)
  • Springfield City Council, Massachusetts (Councilor Kateri Walsh)– Click here for event details
  • State of California (Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin)
  • State of Colorado (Representative Lois Landgraf)
  • State of Georgia (Representative Sandra Scott)
  • State of Hawaii (Senator Donna Mercado Kim)
  • State of Kentucky (Representative Attica Scott)
  • State of Massachusetts (Massachusetts Women’s Caucus)
  • State of New Jersey (Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso)
  • State of Pennsylvania (Representative Joanna McClinton)
  • State of South Carolina (Senator Katrina Shealy)
  • State of Washington (Senator Kristine Reeves)


2018 Committees

Our 2018 Committees are officially listed on our website. Click the button below to see who is on committees this year and to learn more about the responsibilities of each committee.

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NFWL Welcomes New Private Sector Board Members

In February, NFWL welcomed its two newest private sector board members. Please give a warm NFWL welcome to:

Diane Allen
Sharon Brigner
View Board of Directors

Pepsi Launches Women’s History Month Product

PepsiCo serves on NFWL’s Board of Directors and continues to support women in all their work. Check out how they are celebrating Women’s History Month with their product, Stacy’s Pita Chips!

Read All About It

NFWL Executive Director Presents Award

On February 23, Women in Government Relations hosted their annual Governors Reception at the National Press Club. NFWL Executive Director Jody Thomas had the honor of introducing New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and presenting her with the 2018 Governors Award. This award recognizes the selfless service of governors while also honoring the unique obstacles faced by elected women.

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Save the Date

  • March 19: Celebrating Women in Public Office Day
  • August 20-21: Workforce Development Summit in Alexandria, VA (invitation only)
  • November 13-17: Annual Conference in Washington, DC

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