Commission on Women
Kentucky Commission on Women to Host Events at Capitol

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, February 14, 2006  
Contact Information:  KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON WOMEN
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Capital Plaza Tower, 2nd Floor, 500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-6643 Fax: 502-564-2315
Contacts: Ms. Glenda R. Woods, Executive Director
Ms. Ann H. Rutledge, Staff Advisor
 


Frankfort, KY:  In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Kentucky Commission on Women will be hosting the second annual Women’s Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 2nd, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.  Participants will hear from leading women legislators, attend an effective lobbying workshop presented by Ms. Jerry Henderson of the West Virginia Women’s Commission, meet their legislators and view the Kentucky General Assembly in action. The afternoon will be highlighted by the Kentucky Women Remembered ceremony where three extraordinary women will be honored with a watercolor portrait that will become part of the permanent KWR exhibit, located in the Capitol’s West Wing.

 

         “The day provides an opportunity to get an up-close look at government, inspire more women to be politically active, and recognize women for their lifetime achievement and contributions to the Commonwealth,” said Glenda R. Woods, Executive Director of the Commission.  “The 2003 Governors Task Force Report revealed that Kentucky’s women rank 48th in political participation and it is imperative that Kentucky’s women become more interested and involved in governance.” said Woods.  

 

          To register for Women’s Day at the Capitol and learn more about the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit, visit www.women.ky.gov   The deadline to register is February 24, 2006.   For more information, please call (502) 564-6643.  

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