Women of Courage Awards - National Women's Political Caucus

During its 26th Biennial National Convention, the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) will be honoring three trailblazing women Saturday, August 12, 2023 at its Women of Courage Luncheon.
By: National Women's Political Caucus
RICHMOND, Va. - Aug. 12, 2023 - PRLog -- The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) established the NWPC Women of Courage Awards to honor women from all backgrounds who have demonstrated courage by taking a stand on or against unpopular or controversial issues to further civil rights and equality.

This year's recipients are TN state Representative Gloria Johnson, the honorable Carolyn B. Maloney and Andrea Miller. The Virginia Equal Rights Amendment Advocates are also being honored.
Gloria Johnson, State Representative in Knoxville, TN's House District 90, is a retired Knox County school teacher with 27 years experience educating special needs children. In April 2023, she and two other state representatives faced expulsion votes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023_Tennessee_House_of_Representatives_expulsions) from the Tennessee General Assembly after taking to the floor of the State House to protest gun violence and advocated for stricter gun control laws after three students and three employees were killed during a Nashville elementary school shooting in March of this year. Joining the "Tennessee Three," Johnson survived a politically charged expulsion vote and is now helping to build a statewide movement for change.
Andrea Miller is the Founding Board Member of the Center for Common Ground, Executive Director of People Demanding Action, Founding President of the National Women's Political Caucus of Virginia, and a member of the Democracy and Governance working group of the Virginia Green New Deal. Andrea is an IT and Political Director and a digital and elections strategist. She designs and administers digital phone banks and texting programs. From 2013 to 2015, she led the Progressive Round Table on Capitol Hill, bringing together members of Congress, activists, and non-profit leaders. Her expertise is in voting rights, climate, and the Equal Rights Amendment. She has successfully advocated for legislation on both the Federal and State level. In 2008 she was the Democratic nominee for the Virginia 4th Congressional district.
The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney, ERA and Women's Rights Champion, served as the U.S. representative for New York's 12th congressional district from 2013 to 2023, and for New York's 14th congressional district from 1993 to 2013.She was the first woman to represent the Upper East Side on the New York City Council and became the creator and first Chair of the Contracts Committee. She was also the first woman to represent New York's 12th Congressional District and the first woman to Chair the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Joint Economic Committee.  Maloney is a recognized national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women's issues.

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