Nov. 10, 2020

The Minority Leaders Podcast Special Series: Women in Government Relations Excellence in Advocacy Awards- Episode 1

The Minority Leaders Podcast Special Series: Women in Government Relations Excellence in Advocacy Awards- Episode 1

 The Minority Leaders Podcast is proud to partner with  Women in Government Relations (WGR) and the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference on special episodes featuring 2020 recipients of the Excellence in Advocacy Awards. The theme of this year's virtual conference, which will take place November 9-11, is, "Extraordinary Women – the everyday superheroes among us."

In this two part series, host Algene Sajery interviews  2020 Excellence in Advocacy Awardees  to learn about thier work, discover what motivates them, and glean their advice to the next generation of women advocates.

Episode 1 features:

Federal Issue Campaign Awardee:
• Sarah Meek
, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs, ANCOR
For ensuring Medicaid disability providers receive desperately needed federal funding and support during COVID-19.

State Issue Campaign Awardee:
• Kate O'Malley, Founder and CEO, K.O. Strategies
For her campaign to support the passage of a referendum to allow Winnebago County to issue a half-cent sales tax to support mental health and addiction services.

Controversial Issue Campaign Awardee:
• Roberta “Toni” Meyers Douglas, Director of State Strategy and Reentry, Legal Action Center
For her advocacy for compassionate release and transitional services for people incarcerated in prisons and jails during the COVID-19 pandemic