Tanya Seabrooks receives 2017 Women of Excellence award

National Foun­dation of Women Legislators named Radcliff Councilwoman Tanya Seabrooks as a 2017 Woman of Excellence. The Elected Women of Excel­lence Award was created to identify women who have worked to serve their communities. The pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate […]

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National Family Caregiver Month

I just returned from the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ annual conference, where I joined other elected officials from across the country to discuss the most pressing issues facing our communities — including Alzheimer’s disease. Alarmingly, there are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2016 more […]

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Office Depot Foundation Donates 100,000 Sackpacks With School Supplies In 17th Year of Its National Backpack Program

BOCA RATON, Fla. –(BUSINESS WIRE) For the past 17 years, the Office Depot Foundation has donated more than 4 million sackpacks to children around the world as part of its National Backpack Program. This summer, the Foundation, which is the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc., will be donating 100,000 colorful new sackpacks to nonprofit […]

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Female high school students eligible for scholarship

The 20th annual National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest is accepting submissions through Friday. Six students will receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to NFWL’s annual conference Nov. 14–18 in Minneapolis, where students will learn from U.S. women lawmakers. High school juniors […]

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Knight’s ‘No Hero Left Untreated Act’ Unanimously Passes House

Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight’s (CA-25) bill, No Hero Left Untreated Act, passed unanimously from the House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Knight’s No Hero Left Untreated Act, H.R. 1162, would help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST), chronic pain, and opiate addiction. […]

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National Summit Brings Legislative Action Regarding Human Trafficking to Arkansas

(Alexandria, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators was honored to have elected women from across the country and numerous nonprofit and advocacy groups come together for their 2016 Human Trafficking Summit in Washington DC, June 16-17. Twenty-five elected women, from both the state and local level, joined Summit Co-Chairs Michigan State Senator Judy […]

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NFWL Honored to be Grant Recipient for Civil Discourse Initiative

  (Alexandria, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) has joined together with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the National Institute for Civil Discourse, Next Generation to combine forces to find a way to bring together legislative leaders and restore civility. This partnership has been made possible by Bridge Alliance inaugural collective […]

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Google’s latest endeavour in promoting women empowerment attracts more girls into computer science

Showing genuine support to the #WomenHistoryMonth, Google has come up with its own ways to celebrate “women in STEM” activities, fusing Google Play with Google’s Made with Code initiative. The sole purpose of joining two teams was to influence teen girls to study computer science. Just to make it alive, Google has also unveiled “Hidden Figures” […]

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NFWL Passes Resolution on Child Sex Trafficking

Today at the annual conference for the National Foundation of Women Legislators the members passed an important resolution on child sex trafficking. Shared Hope International has worked with NFWL to craft a resolution that addresses the key issues currently confronting legislators responding to child sex trafficking victims. You can read the whole resolution below. Resolution […]

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