Lansing Chapter October Wrap-Up
October 26, 2016
October Luncheon Wrap-Up
It was a great honor to have Senator Debbie Stabenow, ranking member of the Senate agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, Energy Committee and Budget Committee, as our guest speaker for our October 12, 2016 NACW luncheon. She shared with us her challenges and experiences in her journey through her career as a woman in politics. She talked about her work with issues breaking down barriers for woman and the milestones she has achieved to increase education and communication regarding these issues, including co-founding one of the first domestic violence shelters in Michigan and authoring Michigan’s first domestic violence warrantless arrest laws. She captivated her audience in providing answers to their round table questions and advice on what we as women can do to help other women.
At the end of her talk, the Purple Purse Allstate Foundation presented her with the Purple Purse Award for her work relating to domestic violence issues and awareness.