Loretta Lynch Confirmation


    NAWL congratulates Loretta Lynch on being confirmed by the Senate today as Attorney General of the United States. Lynch's confirmation makes her the first African-American woman to hold that position in United States history.

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    President's Message

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    Lisa M. Passante
    NAWL President

    Winter 2015

    Lately, during my long drive to and from the office each day, I’ve found myself looking forward to the time spent with the Sirius XM seventies station – the decade of my first driver’s license. It’s a daily soundtrack that reminds me of a time when I felt anything was possible, everything was ahead of me, and there were no limits. 

    The music is by strong women sharing powerful lyrics – even now, who doesn’t feel fierce when she hears Gloria Gaynor belting “I Will Survive” or Sister Sledge proclaiming “We are family….I have all my sisters with me”.  These songs resonate with me now as much as they did then. Even at this stage…

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