National Foundation for Women Legislators appoints state Sen. Emmons as Michigan director

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), an organization dedicated to the needs of elected women in government, has appointed state Sen. Judy Emmons (R-Sheridan) as director of its Michigan operations. The position, which has begun immediately, will be held until the end of this year. Emmons will oversee collaboration with other elected women in […]

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Vice Mayor Deborah Cox Appointed California State Director For The National Foundation For Women’s Legislators

San Leandro Vice Mayor Deborah Cox has been selected to serve as a 2018 California State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). In her new role, Vice Mayor Cox will be responsible for collaborating with other elected women throughout California, to ensure all elected women have access to NFWL’s top-quality resources. NFWL […]

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Legislators Push for Workforce Development

A group of Democratic legislators on Thursday urged the General Assembly to approve a package of bills aimed at helping small businesses and training young people for good-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. At a news conference led by Del. Matthew James of Portsmouth, the lawmakers discussed several bills relating to workforce development […]

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Sullivan named “State Director” for NFWL

Starting in 2018, local Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan will represent Vermont as a state director in the National Foundation for Women Legislators. The organization, which has provided resources and support to elected women since 1938, includes over 5,000 women working at the state, county and municipal levels. According to Sullivan, her leadership role in the […]

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Past and Prologue

And women — young ones, at that — were hastening to fill positions of public influence and distinguishing themselves in offices already gained. Prominent among the latter were two Memphis state representatives, Raumesh Akbari, named Legislator of the Year by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Woman of the Year by the National […]

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Riverside mayor Lorraine Hatcher receives legislators’ excellence award

Lorraine Hatcher, Riverside’s new mayor, was among 34 women honored by the National Foundation for Women Legislators, based in Alexandria, Virginia, at its 2017 Elected Women of Excellence Awards ceremony on Nov. 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The award was established in 2013 as part of the foundation’s 75th anniversary celebration to honor the hard work […]

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Katrina’s Kids donation helps get Nichols library back on track after Hurricane Matthew

NICHOLS, S.C. (WPDE) — The Nichols Library got one step closer to reopening. Katrina’s Kids founder state Senator Katrina Shealy presented a Walmart community grant for $1,000 to the Marion County Library System Tuesday. The grant is to help refurbish the children’s section of the Nichols Library. The library has been closed since Hurricane Matthew. Officials […]

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Rep. Scott Named NFWL Parliamentarian

ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) was recently named the 2018-2020 Parliamentarian by the National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL). Rep. Scott was sworn in as the NFWL Parliamentarian on November 16, 2017, at NFWL’s annual conference in Minneapolis. [Attachment] ‘Thank you, NFWL, for appointing me to serve as Parliamentarian,’ said Rep. Scott. ‘I’ve […]

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150 North Country Kids Receive Donated Backpacks For School

State Rep. Linda Massimilla, D-Littleton, stands with youth enrolled in the Head Start Littleton program who recently received backpacks for school donated through a partnership between Office Depot and the National Foundation for Women Legislators. (Courtesy photo) For the second year, 150 students in Littleton, Bethlehem, and Lisbon received donated backpacks for school through a […]

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