January 2021 Newsletter

Friday, January 29th, 2021



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Happy new year and welcome to 2021!
I hope your holidays were beautiful and you all stayed safe.

We missed seeing you last year, but we were thrilled that we were able to stay connected through our digital community. We do know one thing is certain: the need for connection with elected women as well as providing strategic resources during this time is stronger than ever. We will continue to provide you with resources through our digital community to stay engaged.

However, we want to hear from you. What are your thoughts and ideas for 2021? What would you like to see NFWL deliver to you this year? Together we can make the National Foundation for Women Legislators bigger and better than ever before. We look forward to all that 2021 has in store!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at jody@womenlegislators.org or our NFWL Chair, donna@womenlegislators.org.

It is our mission to provide strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through our digital community. NFWL was thrilled to partner with the Edison Electric Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute to bring you an update on clean energy policy. Some of the top minds in the energy community led the discussion. The webinar recording, presentations, and resources for you and your constituents are all available on our website.


“Thank you to NFWL for  the opportunity to provide resources and information about America’s clean energy future to an audience of bi-partisan women state policymakers from all over the country”

Christine Csizmadia
Senior Manager for State Outreach, NEI

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3 Things to Know about Grab ‘n Go

NFWL’s Grab n’ Go has it all for you at the click of a button. 

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Thank you to our presenters at NEI and EEI for hosting such an informative webinar! 

WM Policy, the government relations arm of Weedmaps, recently revamped their website, wmpolicy.com. The WM Policy website is a comprehensive resource for any questions you may have about cannabis policy and the industry at large. It includes an industry overview, a whitepaper library, policy guides, and a section dedicated to dispelling common cannabis myths with relevant studies and data. Check out their website and read about everything from licensing to taxation to social equity.

Weedmaps Policy

Georgia State Representative Scott began her political career in 2007 as a School Board Member for Clayton County before running for State Representative in 2010, which she won against two candidates without a runoff. She is now going on her 8th year as a State Representative. She joined the United States Army (SSG) in 1984 and served in Seoul, Korea, Ft. Hood, Texas, and Nurnberg, Germany. She earned her BS Degree from Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry in Business Management and received her teaching certification from Armstrong State University in 1994. Representative Scott hosts many annual events that give back to the community each year in Georgia – a Senior Citizen Breakfast, a Veterans Fish Fry, and a Christmas Party with gifts for the Homeless and Less Fortunate Children in District 76. She serves on the following House Committees: Defense and Veterans Affairs, Human Relations and Aging, Science and Technology, Reapportionment, and Special Rules. Scott was the 2013 Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Legislator of the Year and a 2013 NFWL Women of Excellence Winner. 

Thank you Representative Scott for being such a great member of our organization and a great Representative for Georgia! 


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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and we are pleased to continue our partnership with Shared Hope International, an organization known for their worldwide effort to eradicate sex trafficking. They have numerous resources to prevent, restore and bring justice to help end sex trafficking. On November 18th, Shared Hope released an advanced legislative framework for grading states on their progress in providing victim protections. The announcement reveals the rubric by which states will be graded beginning in the fall of 2021.


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