Why women MUST be in politics

There is growing recognition of the untapped capacity and talents of women and women’s leadership. Over the last two decades, the rate of women’s representation in national parliaments globally has incrementally increased from 11.8 percent in 1998 to 17.8 percent in 2008 to 23.5 percent in 2018. Some regions have seen particularly dramatic increases, such as Sub-Saharan […]

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Women of NFWL Reflect on Motherhood

At NFWL, we Celebrate Mother’s Day everyday. Take a look at a few perspectives below, and add your voice to the conversation. Reflecting on Motherhood Representative Kim Dudik Rosie the Riveter is an icon for female empowerment and the ability of women to get things done featured in the “We Can Do It!” World War […]

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Quotable Questions with NFWL’s Chair

  As Chair of NFWL, I want to hear from our members! Last month we asked how you support mothers everyday, and reflected on how elected women celebrate Mother’s Day. Next month, we want to hear from you again! As legislative sessions are ending, or have ended, across the country, share with us; what was […]

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Changes Coming To Housing Program For Former Inmates

  Dudik, who is also running to be Montana’s next attorney general in 2020, doesn’t think the state got enough bang for its buck from the 2-year-old pilot program. “It’s only available now to help offenders in three communities; in Missoula, Billings and Ravalli County. And no tribal entities applied for grants, so nobody in […]

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Lawmakers Advance Legislation on Sexual Assault and SO much more

HELENA — After a lengthy debate, the bill to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana failed to pass the Senate on a 25-25 vote last week and several attempts to revive it Friday and Saturday also failed, leaving it stalled. House Bill 658, would have continued the program passed in 2015 that provides healthcare coverage to about […]

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State legislators to host Healthcare Symposium May 18

L-R Dar’shun Kendrick, Karen Bennett, Tonya Anderson State Representatives Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) and Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), along with State Senator Tonya Anderson (D-Lithonia), will host a healthcare symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest. The upcoming symposium will address healthcare issues regarding maternal […]

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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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