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October 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – Women In Government, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization representing female state legislators, recognizes National Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, October 28 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and localities across the country will give the public an opportunity to drop off expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs....

October 19, 2017

Washington, D.C.—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government (WIG) today announced that North Dakota Senator Carolyn Nelson is the first-ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts” award, created to recognize a woman state legislator for outstanding support of the arts in her state. The award...

October 17, 2017

Contact: Lucy Gettman, WIG Executive Director
Telephone: (202) 333-0825, x214
Cell: (202) 222-5260
Email: lgettman@womeningovernment.org
Website: www.womeningovernment.org

Contact: Kelley Arnold, CSG Communications Director
Telephone: (859) 244-8258
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September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — Women In Government (WIG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Massachusetts State Representative Jennifer Benson to the Board of Directors as an At Large Member for the Eastern Region. Women in Government is the nation’s leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women state legislators across the country.

State...

August 15, 2017

Women In Government, Inc. (WIG) condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence that transpired in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend and the injuries and deaths that resulted.                                   ...

April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2017 -- Women in Government (WIG) a national nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization representing female state legislators since 1988, today announced that Lucy Gettman has been appointed Executive Director. The selection was made by the Board of Directors of Women in Government.

Gettman joined WIG from the National School Boards Association, a federation...

January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Women In Government, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization representing female state legislators since 1988, has announced the newest members of its 2017 Board of Directors.  WIG adds three new members to the existing board including Alaska State Representative Geran Tarr (D), Kansas State Representative Erin Davis (R) and North Dakota State...

January 6, 2017

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Mark your calendars for Women In Government’s upcoming 2017 National Conferences!

National Legislative Summit – June 22-24, 2017 
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August 10, 2016

WASHINGTON — Women In Government announces new chair of its Board of Directors for the biennium, Colorado State Senator Nancy Todd. Women in Government is the nation’s leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to the empowerment of women state legislators across the country.

State Senator Nancy Todd (D-Colorado) has been involved with...

May 24, 2016

Women In Government heard from members about the growing epidemic in their state and seated the National Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.  Co-chaired by Senator Jen Flanagan (Massachusetts) and Representative Lois Landgraf (Colorado), this group of determined women state legislators are passionate about improving state policy.

The National Task Force...

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