175th Anniversary Gala

Former Maryland Congresswoman Connie Morella Discusses Her Legislative Experience Working for Women, Children and Families

On Wednesday, March 18, acting Law Librarian of Congress Charles Doyle and Associate Librarian of Congress Deanna Marcum will welcome the Honorable Constance ‘Connie’ Morella as she presents “Legislating in Heels – An Anecdotal Journey.”  The event will take place between 1:00 and 2:30 pm at the Whittall Pavilion, located in the Jefferson Building on 1st Street SE between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Streets in Washington, D.C.

When she began her lengthy tenure in Congress in 1987, there were only 24 women in the House.  Upon her departure 16 years later, that number increased to 62.  Her presentation will be a fitting tribute to the accomplishments of women during National Women’s History Month.

Prior to her service as Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 2003 to 2007, Ms. Morella served in Congress, chairing the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and sponsoring the 1992 Battered Women’s Testimony Act and the Judicial Training Act, both having important repercussions for women in the court system due to domestic violence. Ms. Morella also served in the Maryland House of Delegates from the 16th District.  

The event is free and open to the public but seating is very limited and advance reservations are suggested at (202) 707-9834, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202)707-6362 or [email protected]

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Last Updated: 03/01/2014