AUSTIN -- State Representative Dawnna Dukes (District 46) has been elected to the Advisory Council of the Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
The Women's Legislative Network of NCSL includes all women state legislators by virtue of their election to office. There are currently 1,788 women serving in state legislatures across the country. The Network's mission is to promote the participation, empowerment, and leadership of women legislators through:
• Sponsoring forums and workshops on topics of interest to women legislators,
• Hosting events for women legislators at NCSL meetings, and
• Partnering with other organizations to provide resources and services.
Recent Network programming has addressed policy topics of financial stability and women's health.
Representative Dukes was elected to the Advisory Council on July 22 at the Women's Legislative Network annual business meeting during the NCSL Legislative Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"It is a real privilege for me to serve on the Advisory Council of the Women's Legislative Network," said Representative Dukes. "I look forward to meeting with women leaders throughout the country to share ideas and learn from one another about the critical issues of the day."
The Advisory Council of the Women's Legislative Network is made up of two or three women from each state who serve as their state's liaisons to the Network's Executive Board.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staff of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.
Contact: Melissa Rosser