PA foster families would get a $500 tax credit if this bill becomes law

It’s being put forth by Rep. Tarah Toohil, who had 42 (!) foster siblings. HARRISBURG— Tarah Toohil grew up intertwined with the foster care system. Over the course of her childhood, her parents took in 42 foster brothers and sisters. You read that right. Forty-two. Some of them stayed for just a few days, and some […]

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‘Red Sand Project’ comes to Georgetown for the first time ever

(GEORGETOWN, Del.) – A human trafficking awareness campaign known as the ‘Red Sand Project’ comes to Georgetown for the first time ever. Today 40.3 million people live as slaves but the Red Sand Project is combatting against that to raise awareness for human trafficking. The National Foundation for Women’s Legislatures holds the Red Sand Project […]

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Red sand on state Capitol steps calls attention to sex trafficking

SALT LAKE CITY — Preston Palmer filled cracks in the front steps at the state Capitol with bright red sand Sunday to call attention to victims of human trafficking. The 16-year-old Cottonwood High School student belongs to Backyard Broadcast, a youth movement aimed at stopping the sexual exploitation of children. “I decided that it’s a […]

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Bullied teen turned advocate inspires family life education legislation

On Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills that will make changes to the family life education curriculum offered by local school divisions in Virginia. The first bill, HB45, requires elementary, middle and high schools to include information about personal privacy, personal boundaries of others and respect. Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) introduced the bill. She said it builds upon […]

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Entrepreneurship event inspires middle school girls

East Hardin Middle School seventh-grader Grace Lowther didn’t expect to pitch an idea to a panel of local women entrepreneurs Friday. But after watching a film and hearing the women speak, she walked up to the microphone and asked for their advice on getting her idea off the ground. “I want to start an idea […]

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Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move March 20, 2018

  Malliotakis Named Chair of National Foundation For Women Legislators Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn/Staten Island) was named New York State Director of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) for the year 2018 yesterday. The NFWL aims to empower and inspire elected women to become thought leaders who shape America’s future by providing strategic […]

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Women elected to public office recognized by Kansas Legislature

Pops of color stood out on the Kansas Senate’s floor as female legislators donned pink Monday to honor women in public service. Sen. Pat Pettey, D-Kansas City, said 15 women serve in the Senate and 32 in the House, making up 28.5 percent of the Kansas Legislature. Female leaders from Shawnee County were also recognized […]

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Resolution Salutes Women in Elected Office

The Michigan Senate this week approved a resolution co-sponsored by state Senator Tonya Schuitmaker to salute the women who hold elected office in the state. The resolution declares March 19, next Monday, as Women in Public Office Day. Schuitmaker, who is the second woman in the state’s history to serve as president pro tempore of […]

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Shreveport city councilwoman honors women in public office for Women’s History Month

(Shreveport, LA)– In celebration of Women’s History Month for the month of March, Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch recognizes several women throughout the city and close by areas serving in public office. At today’s Shreveport city council meeting, these women introduced their positions, and addressed to the audience and council members about who in their lives inspired […]

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