Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno recently received an Alice Paul Equality Award from the Alice Paul Institute, in Mount Laurel. The award recognizes individuals who embody the spirit of women’s right’s activist Alice Paul and continue to advance her vision of women’s equality in America.
“Alice Paul was a great woman, whose efforts helped pave the way for the rights of women all over this country,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “It is an honor to carry on her legacy and to work towards blazing trails for future generations of women.”
The Alice Paul Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul. They offer heritage and girls’ leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her former home and now a National Historic Landmark. Alice Paul was a crucial fighter in the effort to get women the vote and even authored the first Equal Rights Amendment put forth to Congress.
“The Alice Paul Equality Awards honor New Jerseyans who demonstrate a strong and long-standing commitment to advancing women’s equality,” said Lucy Beard, Executive Director of the Alice Paul Institute. “With her career path in law enforcement and state government, Lt. Governor Guadagno has blazed a trail for New Jersey’s women and we are proud that she is a 2016 Alice Paul Equality Awardee.”
Other honorees included Carli Lloyd, a member of the US women’s World Cup Soccer team and two-time Olympic champion; Dana L. Redd, mayor of Camden; Tracy Riley, Esq., Riley & Riley LLC; Debra S. Rosen, Esq., Archer & Geriner, P.C.; and Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County prosecutor.Related Articles: