Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; August 22, 2013:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2013) – State Representative Brenda Gilmore (D-54) was elected to serve as Vice President of the Women’s Legislative Network at the National Conference of State Legislature’s annual Legislative Summit in Atlanta on August 14, 2013.
“I am humbled and grateful to have received the support of a bi-partisan group of women legislators from around the country,” said Rep. Gilmore. “We have a long way to go in our state and in the country as a whole until women have equal representation in our legislative bodies. As Vice President of the Women’s Legislative Network, I hope to work with fellow female legislators across the country to ensure our voices are heard when it comes time to drafting and passing laws that impact all of us.”
The Women’s Legislative Network was formally organized in 1985 at the Annual Meeting of NCSL in Seattle. The Women’s Legislative Network focuses on issues unique to women, as well as trainings to help women legislators better communicate with their constituents. Rep. Gilmore will serve in this role until the next NCSL Legislative Summit in 2014.