Columbus – Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) was recently sworn in as a State Director for the Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) during their 22nd Annual State Directors Conference in Tampa Florida.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to help connect Ohio to the resources provided by WIG,” said Senator Brown. “When women succeed, America succeeds. WIG helps bring policies and ideas to Ohio that can move us forward in ways that benefit every family and community.”

Senator Brown joins 199 other women state legislators from across the country who will serve as state directors in 2016. WIG nominates four directors from each state every year to ensure all sides of the electorate are fairly represented.

“We at WIG sincerely appreciate Senator Brown’s willingness to serve in such an important capacity on behalf of our organization,” said Dyan Alexander, Executive Director, WIG. “As we work with organizations and corporations interested in sharing the most cutting-edge research and information on pressing policy issues with legislators, having Senator Brown’s assistance is critical. They help ensure those who represent the electorate make sound decisions based on the latest information available. We sincerely thank Senator Brown for all they do on behalf of those they serve.”

WIG is a national 501c3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC, that serves the 1,804 (or 24.4%) women state legislators across the nation. WIG provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues. The organization’s goal is to empower state legislators to make the most informed policy decisions based on the most up-to-date information available. WIG has been serving in this capacity for 27 years.

For more information about WIG, please contact Cherisse Eatmon, Manager of Legislator Outreach, at 202-333-0825, ext. 200.

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