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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Representative Joan Ballweg Honored

(Alexandria, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce Wisconsin State Representative Joan Ballweg as a 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner.This award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have […]

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Ruud to lead National Foundation for Women Legislators

By Brainerd Dispatch on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:58 p.m. State Sen. Carrie Ruud was recently elected to serve as Chair on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government, a news release said. More than 5,000 elected […]

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2014 NFWL Elected Women of Excellence Award Recipient Jenniffer González first woman elected as Puerto Rico Delegate to Congress

Puerto Rico House Minority Leader Representative Jenniffer González-Colón was elected this past November 8 as Puerto Rico’s Delegate to Congress (known locally as Resident Commissioner), being the first woman to hold that office since its creation in 1901, and the highest vote getting official in Puerto Rico in the 2016 election. González-Colón, a lifelong activist for Puerto Rico statehood, entered elected […]

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The National Foundation for Women Legislators Announces Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz as a 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Honoree

“The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz as a 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner. This award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an […]

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Burlington City Students, NJ Senator Diane Allen Want a Safer Route 130

NFWL Immediate Past Chair Senator Diane Allen highlighted for her partnership with 25 Save Lives, a campaign with nearly 600 signatures to fix the New Jersey’s deadliest road for walking. “For six consecutive years, Route 130 in Burlington County has taken the title of New Jersey’s Most Dangerous Road for Walking. Last May, yet another person was killed […]

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Business Awards: Mossotti, Commerce, Lexington, Realtors and KU honored

NFWL Member Jennifer Mossotti recognized for receiving an Elected Women of Excellence Award! “Lexington 9th District Councilmember Jennifer Mossotti has been received an Elected Women of Excellence Award for 2016 from the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Mossotti was selected to receive the award for her leadership role in passing the minimum wage increase in […]

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