Melissa Wintrow Honored to Serve as National Network Co-Chair

Ohio Sen. Frank LaRose, Maine Treasurer Terry Hayes, and Idaho Rep. Melissa Wintrow Named 2017 Co-Chairs of National Network of State Legislators COLUMBUS, OH (January 13, 2017) The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today announced the new chairs for their National Network of State Legislators committed to Civil Governance. The Network consists of 100 […]

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Human trafficking forum Thursday in Livonia

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the crime in Michigan, state Sen. Judy Emmons will be helping lead a public discussion on human trafficking. “Human trafficking in Michigan is real and, although we have achieved much in shining the light on this heinous crime, it continues to […]

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Diane Allen on Pasta & Politics

Senator Diane Allen cooks her personal recipe for Linguini Carbonara with Pasta & Politics host Nick Acocella and talks about her athletic ability, her love of cooking, her Quakerism, her career in broadcasting and how she was fired, her unorthodox child rearing style necessitated because she anchored the 6 and the 11 o’clock news – […]

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Georgia lawmaker introduces smoking ban in car with children

ATLANTA – It could soon be illegal in Georgia to smoke in a car when children are present. State Representative Sandra Scott, D-Rex, has pre-filed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in a vehicle when anyone under 18 is also in the car. “It would be the voice for the voiceless; it would be the voice for children,” explained Rep. […]

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Memphis Democrat Karen Camper Learns To Work With Majority

By Sam Stockard Bipartisanship forms the backbone of state Rep. Karen Camper’s legislative philosophy. The Memphis Democrat from Whitehaven recently received the honor as one of the 2016 Elected Women of Excellence, an award established by the National Foundation for Women Legislators to recognize hard work and legislative efforts. But being recognized by other women […]

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Rep. Sandra Scott appointed as member of National Foundation of Women Legislators Board of Directors

December 21, 2016 ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Foundation of Women Legislators. “Those that aspire to change the world are the same that are willing to change themselves for the betterment of their community and the future of our country,” Scott said in […]

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Utah lawmaker pledges bill to mandate rape-kit testing

By Jessica Miller | The Salt Lake Tribune December 13, 2016 As state officials continue to work to clear years of backlog of untested rape kits, a Utah lawmaker says she will present a bill this legislative session that would mandate the testing of every sex-assault kit. Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, announced at a town hall […]

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A student mentored by state representative wins a college Scholarship

Darcy Farwell wins a $3000 college scholarship awarded by the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). Georgia Rep. Beasley-Teague served as a mentoring legislator for Farwell and presented her the award at a luncheon during their annual conference. Teague seems to have really liked taking Farwell under her wing as she had some really nice […]

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Ruud elected chair for NFWL board of directors

Pineandlakes Echo Journal   Dec 8, 2016 at 9:47 a.m. State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was recently elected to serve as chair on the board of directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government. More than 5,000 elected women […]

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South Carolina Makes History with 4 Women in State Senate

BY AVERY G. WILKS awilks@thestate.com DECEMBER 7, 2016 2:06 PM SC makes history with 4 women in state Senate COLUMBIA, SC- After serving three years as the lone woman in the S.C. Senate, Katrina Shealy is happy to have more company. “The first two years, I’m not sure they knew I was there,” the Lexington Republican […]

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