March 2022 Newsletter

Monday, April 18th, 2022



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In This Issue:
Women’s History Month and Beyond: Share with Us
2022 Healthcare Summit: Are you Working On Healthcare Issues? Join us in Washington DC!
Thursdays are for NFWL: Join Us for Casual Conversations!
Calling All Leaders: Indicate Your Willingness to Serve
Policy Survey: What Topics Do you Want to Hear?
In the News: Competition in the Broadband Space is Working to Keep Prices Down
Partner Post: Verizon is Bridging the Digital Divide

Mark Your Calendar: 2022 Annual Conference in Charleston

Share your story– Women’s History Month has been great so far and we have been able to share a lot on social media. So keep telling us how you are celebrating so we can get the whole NFWL family on board to celebrate with you.

How are we Celebrating?

Our wonderful Executive Director, Jody Thomas sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss women’s representation among elected officials and persisting barriers to entry.
Watch the full interview now!

Childcare/Parenting— Tell us the history of your mother, or someone who made an impact on your life. How have you been a parent/supported/parented, or how policy you have worked on can impact a parent’s experience.Send any 100-500 stories, pictures, videos, or ideas to be highlighted in our content.

Share your legislation– If you have newsletters, or legislation on any topic you are working on/want to share- send our way to be featured.

Engage– How have you been celebrating Women’s History Month? Tag us in anything you want us to see/share and be sure to follow us on everything social. If you want to share/need social media tips- feel free to reach out and we can help you!

You can find us on InstagramFacebookLinkedIn, or Twitter to engage.

Have something to share?
Let us know!

NFWL will convene 30+ elected women with expertise in healthcare in Washington, D.C. to focus on a variety of health policy issues and engage in learning and networking. We like to keep our Summits intimate to allow for more interaction and learning, therefore, there is limited availability- your registration cannot guarantee a spot at our summit.  

Register Now

Did you know NFWL covers your cost to attend our Summit?
Up to $400 for travel, and your hotel is covered. Learn more now!

NFWL Scholarship Details

Join us for a low key 30 minute virtual hang. It is an open invitation for our partners and elected women to pop online, reflect on a fun question or prompt of the day, and just connect.

Elected Women Only – First Thursday of the month
All Partners and Elected Women – Third Thursday of
every month at 5:00pm ET. 

Get Zoom Invite

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 great opportunities for those who are wanting to help NFWL govern and grow. Fill out our Willingness to Serve form if you are interested in a leadership role.

Indicate Willingness to Serve

Do you have any feedback on these issues, or have any others to suggest we consider?

Contribute to NFWL’s Policy Conversation by providing your feedback! We’re always looking to hear from elected women on how we can make our programming better.
Fill out the survey below in just a few short minutes, and have your voice heard.

Something not mentioned but is important to you?
Let us know!

Take Quick Policy Survey

As time goes on, it is typical to see technology become cheaper due to improvements in manufacturing and economies of scale. Examining pricing data from fifty national and regional providers, we’ve found that prices have decreased across all major download speeds (25Mbps up to 1Gbps+) and technologies (cablefiberDSL and fixed wireless). This study utilizes average pricing of broadband internet plans for 50 providers since 2016. See full methodology.

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Verizon is committed to helping bridge the digital divide by making high-quality connectivity more affordable for customers in need. That’s why we’re participating in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which helps low-income households pay for Internet and mobile service. As part of the program, for the first time, Verizon is offering free Internet with its Fios Forward program to qualifying ACP customers. These efforts are part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. The company’s total 2020-2025 responsible business investment is slated to exceed $3 billion.

With Fios Forward and ACP, qualifying customers will have access to premium high-speed Internet without data caps, extra fees or equipment costs, helping them maintain connectivity for virtual learning, remote work, telehealth visits and more.

Fios Forward brings fastest speeds available at zero cost
Qualified ACP customers can now get free access to Verizon Fios’ 100% fiber optic Internet, with speeds starting at 200Mbps for downloads and uploads, crucial bandwidth for video-heavy applications. Fios is not only offering faster Internet speeds than competitors in the marketplace – unlike other providers who offer ACP, we are also removing hidden cost barriers, with no extra fees, no contracts and no router costs.

Supporting digital inclusion
Verizon is committed to creating a digitally inclusive and equitable society, helping more people than ever stay connected and thrive in today’s virtual learning environment. To learn more about Verizon’s Digital Inclusion efforts, visit

Learn More Now

NFWL’s Annual Conference brings together elected women from the county, city, and state levels to share policy ideas, network, and engage in civil discourse.
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Use our platform to connect with elected women across the country. Tag us on your Facebook and Twitter posts using @electedwomen and we will continue to share. Make sure you are following us @electedwomen on Twitter and Facebook so you can spread the word on what is important to you!




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