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38th Annual Women's Legislative Briefing

  • The Universities at Shady Grove Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD (map)
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The Women’s Legislative Briefing (WLB) is the premier and longest-standing women’s legislative event in the state of Maryland. It is coordinated by the Montgomery County Commission for Women and brings together advocates, policymakers, and emerging leaders to empower, engage, and mobilize Marylanders around issues affecting women and girls throughout the state.

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History and Purpose:

The Montgomery County Commission for Women organized the first Women’s Legislative Briefing in January 1980, co-sponsored by 12 community and women’s organizations.  With the exception of 1982, the briefing has been presented annually, making last year the 37th anniversary of this event.  The number of co-sponsoring organizations has grown dramatically with over 65 organizations co-sponsors. The number of participants has also increased significantly, more than tripling from approximately 200 in 1981 to over 700 in 2017. In fact, this event that began in Montgomery County has become a regional event in the state of Maryland.  

The purpose of the briefing is to provide information on legislative issues of concern to women and families, including bills that will be introduced in the upcoming sessions of the Maryland General Assembly and U.S. Congress.  Local and state officials are invited to attend the briefing. The ending reception allows participants the opportunity to meet with their legislators and discuss issues of concern.

Doors open at 11:30 AM. Program begins at 12:30 PM

For more information, please contact the Montgomery County Commission for Women at 240-777-8333 or