May 2019 Newsletter

Thursday, May 30th, 2019


In this issue

2019 Annual Conference: Registration Open
NFWL Voices: Celebrating Mothers All Year
Keeping up with NFWL: Wisconsin Symposium and more
Announcement: Dome Tour in PA
Sticking With NFWL: Share your Legislation


We want to hear from you!

Last month we asked how you support mothers everyday. Next month, we want to hear from you again! As legislative sessions are ending, or have ended, across the country, share with us; what was your proudest policy accomplishment this year?

Share my Story

Take a moment to share and be featured on our social media channels and in our newsletter!

Pictured: Dudik’s son meeting the Governor in the legislature and a poem from Dudik’s daughter 
“I have done this while being the mother of 4 young children, ages 10, 8, 5, and 2.  When I started in the legislature, I had 2 children. All they have ever known is that “Mommy makes laws and helps people.”  That is their normal.  I had my third child between legislative sessions and my fourth actually during the third month of our four-month legislative session.  I had him on a Thursday and was back to work on Monday, baby in hand on Tuesday to introduce him.  I had a lot of work to get done that couldn’t wait.  I was the first sitting legislator to give birth during a session in Montana.” – MT Rep. Kim Dudik
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Pictured: DeCastro and her son
“My advice to those that ask me how to be a good mother and professionally successful, is to believe in your own strength, be resilient and at all times be cognizant to be the mother you want your son to be proud of.”- NJ Freeholder Melissa DeCastro
Pictured: Margaux Sculley
“NFWL supports mothers everyday, from supporting elected women who are mothers themselves or simply represent mothers in their communities, to our own employees. Flexible work hours and supportive colleagues have made a huge difference in the transition to work as a new mother” – Brenna Kehew Sculley, NFWL Policy Director

APRIL 26-27, 2019

Over 15 elected women gathered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for the Annual NFWL Spring Symposium last month for a day of leadership training, thanks to the efforts of NFWL State Director, WI Representative Kathy Bernier. 

 Take a look at some of the pictures from this fabulous event below!

Rep. Barbara Dittrich, Rep. Lisa Subeck, Rep. Jodi Emerson, Rep. Nancy VanderMeer, and Senator Kathy Bernier

Jazz hands! Friday night Jazz Fest was a blast. 

Our Chair, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso was in DC meeting with key partners for NFWL.

NFWL meets with United Healthcare at their impressive innovation center.

NFWL celebrated elected women and all those involved in government affairs at the Women in Government Relations Spring Reception with Jocelyn Moore, the Executive Vice President of Communications for the NFL. 

We’re headed to Pennsylvania! Would you like to host NFWL in your state? Let us know!

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