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Nominations Sought for Women’s Caucus Hall of Fame Award

The NCIL Women’s Caucus is pleased to announce nominations for the NCIL Women’s Caucus 2015 IL Hall of Fame Award.

We are seeking women who are leaders in our movement, who mentor other women in their community, and who work hard to push forward the rights of women with disabilities.

Womens Caucus Logo: Power with a CauseThe caucus is seeking nominations from now until May 29 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Winners will be announced at NCIL’s Annual Conference in July.

If you know someone who fits the bill, please fill out our nomination form.

In keeping with the theme of the Conference, “Generation ADA: Rise Up,” we are looking for nominations that include leaders who work to allow the new generation of IL women to rise up and become ready to lead.

We know that the Independent Living Movement began with young leaders and that many young people today are making their mark in the Movement at a younger age. We are looking for nominations about these young women.

We are also hoping to receive nominations that encompass the full NCIL membership. We hope to have inductees into the hall of fame who have a diverse background when it comes to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. 

On the first Friday of every month, a group of women who are members of NCIL speak together about important policy issues facing women who have disabilities. We talk about leadership opportunities, mentoring, and most importantly, advocacy strategies.

We invite you to join these calls and become part of this work! For more information, contact Sarah Launderville at or Mary Margaret Moore at

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