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NCSL Women’s Legislative Network Launches Campaign Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

Tuesday marked 100 years since the U.S. Senate passed the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, sending it to the states for ratification.

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Wanted: By Friday, Nominees for 2019 Women in Politics Making a Difference Awards

The Women’s Legislative Network is seeking nominees for the fourth annual Women in Politics Making a Difference Awards.

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Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: What Will 2019 Bring?

Throughout 2018 and into 2019, gender diversity in the workplace has been an issue on the minds of many. From the private sector to courts and state legislatures, the lack of women serving in positions of power across all professions continues to be a hot topic.

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Nevada Legislature Makes History With Female Majority

With the appointment of two women, Beatrice Duran and Rochelle Nguyen, to fill vacant seats in the State Assembly, the Nevada Legislature made history yesterday by becoming the first state legislature to have a majority of female members.

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Trio of Lawmakers Honored for Efforts to Stymie Sexual Harassment

Three state legislators have earned spots in Governing magazine's annual Public Officials of the Year for their efforts in combatting sexual harassment.

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Female Candidates Win in Historic Numbers

This was a history-making election for female candidates up and down the ballot. At least 118 women will serve in Congress next year and there will be at least nine female governors, tying a previous record.

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Women Making a Difference in Politics Award: Senator Sara Howard

Nebraska Senator Sara Howard grew up in the district she now serves but she had never envisioned a life in politics.

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Women Legislative Candidates Jump 28 Percent Since 2016

When women run, women win. So, what happens when more women run than ever before? This year is already breaking records for women in state legislatures, as January marked the first time the nationwide share of women serving reached 25 percent.

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Women in Politics Making a Difference: Representative Geran Tarr

Alaska Representative Geran Tarr has had a lifelong interest in community activism and social justice. Before becoming a legislator, she was heavily involved in environmental and women’s issues and spent some time working as a legislative aide. But it was only after a conversation about her future with Representative Sharon Cissna that she considered running for office.

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Women In Politics Making a Difference Award: Representative Jeanette Nuñez

These female legislators have made an impressive impact in each of their states and local communities through perseverance, collaboration and, most importantly, pursuing their dreams. The Women’s Legislative Network interviewed all four of our award winners. Check out what makes these women so remarkable!

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.