On March 24th, Women In Government participated in a Capitol Forum on the Comprehensive Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension in the state of Washington. The briefing featured Senator Jeannie Darneille, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Representative Eileen Cody as well as experts in the field.
April 9, 2015
March 9, 2015
A total of 30 women state legislators were in attendance. At the meeting, Delegate Cullison reviewed over three new human trafficking bills the Women’s Caucus voted to support. The main focus of these bills is to raise awareness, for example one bill is dedicated to recognizing the human trafficking during World War II. All in attendance voted to support the bills and there were no nay votes.
March 9, 2015
On February 24th, Women In Government held a Capitol Forum on the Comprehensive Treatment of Obesity. Ted Kyle from Conscienhealth and the Obesity Action Coalition shared a poignant presentation about erasing the stigma behind obesity.
January 13, 2015
The program swore in WIG’s 2015 Board of Directors, a bipartisan group of legislators from across the country, adding four new members to the ranks. WIG also swore in its new State Directors, women in a position of leadership that represent both chambers from state legislatures nationwide. First term legislators elected in November 2014 were invited to the conference to network and learn from veteran legislators before they jump into their first sessions.
January 2, 2015
Women In Government celebrated the launch of its updated Economic Stability and Opportunities (ESO) Toolkit by urging state and federal law makers to enact policies to help address overall income inequality and help support the financial stability of low-income, working families, individuals, and youth. The updated toolkit will include fact sheets, constituent letters, sample OpEd, social media how-to, townhall how-to, awareness and outreach activities, and many more useful resources for legislators.
November 19, 2014
Women In Government was pleased to host the Fifth Annual Healthcare Summit, held November 13-15, 2014, in Washington, DC. This comprehensive three-day event covered a wide range of issues including women’s health, diabetes, childhood obesity, healthcare reform, chronic disease prevention and management, health IT, and recent innovations in healthcare.
November 4, 2014
Join Women In Government as we recognize legislators from the past, present, and future, as well as get a special taste of regional cuisine and libations from our 2015 host states: Colorado, Kansas, and South Carolina.
July 21, 2014
(WASHINGTON, DC) – July 21, 2014 - Women In Government (WIG) will recognize World Hepatitis Day (July 28) by urging state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic. In honor of this, WIG is launching an updated Hepatitis C Education & Awareness toolkit. The toolkit provides lots of information regarding quick facts about hepatitis C, sample OpEd and press releases, past and present legislation, and what you can do to raise awareness and get tested.
July 9, 2014
Washington, DC: After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of Women in Government (WIG) is pleased to announce that Dyan Alexander has been chosen as the organization's new Executive Director. Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,788 women state legislators.
July 9, 2014