October 17, 2017
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.
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
Mark your calendars for Women In Government’s upcoming 2017 National Conferences!
National Legislative Summit – June 22-24, 2017
ARIA Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada...
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...
May 16, 2016
The National Task Force represents an impressive group of women legislative leaders focused on mental health and substance use policies that substantially address the many challenges that take such a toll on Americans in your districts, states and nationally. Mental disorders are among the top five most costly medical conditions and substance abuse overtook motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death among people ages 25-64.
May 16, 2016
West Virginia passed legislation that gives priority to pregnant women seeking substance use treatment. This new law requires substance use treatment providers that accept Medicaid must give pregnant women priority in accessing services and cannot deny services because of the pregnancy, as long as the treatment services are appropriate for pregnant women.