WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) applauds President Iris Y. Martinez (IL.) on her receipt of the 2010 Extraordinary Woman Award by Providence, Rhode Island leaders at their annual “International Woman’s Day” Monday, March 8th.
“Providence, Rhode Island features Latina leaders who fight for their communities. We are inspired by, and happy to have Senator Martinez join us in our celebration of mujeres,” said Sandra Lake, organizer of the Providence International Woman’s Day event.
“Senator Martinez represents the best of Latina leaders in the country — she is a tireless advocate for her state and serves as a national voice for state legislators,” said Elizabeth Burgos, NHCSL Executive Director.
The Extraordinary Woman Award coincides with International Women’s Day and Women’s history month.
ABOUT NHCSL: The NHCSL is the preeminent organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for joint action on issues of common concern to all segments of the Hispanic community; a forum for information exchange and member networking; an institute for leadership training; a liaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations throughout the country; a promoter of public/private partnerships with business and labor; and a partner with Hispanic state or provincial legislators and their associations representing Central and South America. For more information visit http://www.nhcsl.org.
SOURCE NHCSL-National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators