This is the second edition of the League’s E-Muni, the email supplement to the League’s monthly magazine.
Our theme for this magazine developed because we wanted to share the UW-Extension survey results on women running for government office. Their press release on the survey lays out their findings. Key is encouraging women to run for office. Ask them!
You can still contribute!
We asked women who work in government to answer two of five questions. We published some responses in the magazine and then created an article entitled "Inspired by Women Leaders in City and Village Government (PDF)"
where you can see everyone’s answers. Take a look! It is not too late for you to contribute! Choose two of the five questions and send your responses to Gail Sumi firstname.lastname@example.org We will add your responses to our web article. (This is currently a pdf document due to technical difficulties but can be added to as responses come in.)
Nominate a Woman in Government
Wisconsin Women in Government Seeks Nominations for Legacy and Rising Star Awards
Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, seeks nominations for the “Legacy Award” and “Rising Star Award.” Eligible nominees for both awards are those with roles in local, state, and/or national government, including but not limited to elected officials, public employees, and those interacting with government through the private sector. Nominations are due by midnight on Monday, February 29th, 2016. More: http://bit.ly/WWIGAwards
Moving WI Forward Report on the percent of Women in Government by the Wisconsin Women’s Council
“Nationally, 18% of mayors in U.S. cities with populations over 30,000 are women, compared to 4% in Wisconsin (representing only 1 of 23 cities.)” Can you guess which Wisconsin community over 30,000 in population has a woman Mayor?
Join the Conversation
Engaging Local Government Leaders is actively engaged in a conversation on women in government. Check out their #13Percent posts and join in.
Save the Dates
is pleased to announce that Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation and former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin will deliver the keynote address at the 29th Annual Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship and Recognition Gala. WWIG’s premiere bipartisan fundraising gala will be held at the Edgewater Hotel in downtown Madison on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The networking reception will begin at 5:00 pm with the awards program and keynote address at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening. Check the website. Tickets go on sale soon for the Gala.
The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) NFWL includes elected women from all levels of government and is the oldest organization for elected women in America. The NFWL State Director is Rep. Melissa Sargent, and Rep. Kathy Bernier is a NFWL National Board Member. NFWL is offering the second annual Spring Symposium for Women in Leadership in Eau Claire on April 22 and 23, and the League is a sponsor. For more information, email or call (608) 266-9172 Linda Palmer in Rep. Bernier's office. NFWL is known for its educational resources and for fostering professional friendships regardless of party affiliation. There are no dues; all elected women are considered members.
The League's 118th Annual Conference in Stevens Point October 19-21. Workshop Proposals are now being accepted. Please fill out the electronic submission form to submit your workshop and stay tuned for a major announcement regarding conference registration.
Coming up in the March the Municipality... A whole forest worth of Trees plus Parks and Recreation.