In honor of World Hepatitis Day (July 28), Women In Government (WIG) is launching an updated Hepatitis C Education & Awareness toolkit. The toolkit provides 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. WIG also urges state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic.
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. Prior to accepting the Executive Director position, Ms. Alexander served as the Director of Policy for Women in Government and most recently filled the roll of Interim Executive Director. Dyan brings a broad range of experiences in the profit and not for profit worlds to this role. Her knowledge of public policy, advocacy and fundraising make her a perfect fit for WIG's future needs.
The 21st Annual Midwestern Regional Conference took place in St. Louis, Missouri. Approximately 40-45 women state legislators from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin were in attendance.