State Representative Peggy Sayers (D-Windsor, Windsor Locks) will serve as
Connecticut State Director with the national organization Women In Government
following her election to this position by her fellow state legislative
Women In Government is a national, non-profit, non-partisan
organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities,
networking, expert forums, and educational resources. Women In Government
serves all 1,746 women who serve in state legislatures from across the
"This is a very exciting opportunity to not only work with legislators from other states, but also bring some of the best ideas out there to Connecticut for consideration," said Sayers, currently a Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Representatives. "Ultimately, I'm responsible for serving my constituents in Windsor and Windsor Locks and this experience will enhance my ability to represent my communities."
Women In Government provides legislators the opportunity to
network with colleagues across state borders and share best practices and
experiences to advance successful public policies.
“Women In Government congratulates Rep. Sayers in her position
as a State Director. State Directors play a critical role in setting
policy priorities for our organization,” said Marjorie Maginn, President and
Executive Director of Women In Government. “Rep. Sayers is a recognized
leader in her state, and we are excited that she will now share her leadership
skills with other women policymakers throughout the country.”
The 2013 Women In Government agenda of issues includes
healthcare reform, diabetes, emerging issues in energy policy, cervical cancer
prevention, the current status of women in state legislatures, childhood
obesity, public health and economic security.
For more information, visit www.womeningovernment.org.