1. Remembering The Honorable Gwen Moore

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    The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women is mourning the loss of our beloved founder and Board of Directors member, the Honorable Gwen Moore. 

    The Honorable Gwen Moore was first elected to the California State Legislature in 1978 and served for 16 years until 1994, representing California’s 49th district (redistricted and renumbered in 1990 as the 47th district), which currently includes Long Beach, Catalina Island and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties.

    While serving in the Assembly, she introduced over 400 bills that were signed into law. She also served as Majority Whip and was a member of a number of influential committees, including the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee.

    Moore served on the California State Bar Board of Trustees, the California Small Business Association board, and the national board of the NAACP. She was also First Vice President of the California State Conference of the NAACP, Vice-Chair of the California Utility Diversity Council, Chairwoman of the California Black Business Association, and President Emeritus of The Future PAC.

    The Honorable Gwen Moore’s work has brought honors and awards from diverse arenas, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Professional Communication Association, and Legislator of the Year award from NBCSL.  She also received the prestigious Black Rose Award from the National League of Black Women, the Business of the Year from the Black Business Association, the Leadership California’s State Leader Award, and the Professional Communication Association. In 2013, Ms. Moore was inducted into the CA NAACP Hall of Fame in Sacramento.

    “When I received the news of the Honorable Gwen Moore’s passing, I was devastated,” said NOBEL President Karen Camper.   “Not only was she a mentor and friend, but she was also a woman that modeled what it means to be a black woman dedicated to public service. Gwen Moore, along with the other phenomenal founders of NOBEL Women, had the foresight and vision to know the importance of creating spaces for our leadership. I will always remember her enthusiasm and her willingness to serve NOBEL Women as a founder, advisor, and member. She has been a guiding light and I will truly miss her.”

    We will share the arrangements as they become available. Please send any photos or memories you have of the Honorable Gwen Moore.


    Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Time: 10:00 am

    Place: Angelus Funeral Home (Private)

    Virtual: The link to observe the private service coming soon.


    Time: Immediately following the private service.

    Place: Inglewood Park Cemetery (Public)

    720 E. Florence Ave

    Inglewood, CA 90301


    In lieu of flowers the family is encouraging donations to be made in memory of Gwen Moore to two of her special organizations:

    The California Hawaii State NAACP

    1215 K Street, Ste. 1609

    Sacramento, CA  95814

    The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI)

    1087 S. Redondo Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA  90019

    If you make a donation to one of the organizations, please place “In memory of Gwen Moore” on the Memo line. Sincere thanks from Gwen’s husband, Ron Dobson, Sr. , the Moore family, and extended family.

  1. We Are Hurting: The State of Black Women’s Mental Health Event Video

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    On behalf of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, thank you for attending our We are hurting: The State of Black Women’s Mental Health event. As an organization of Black Women Legislators, we know all too well the importance of hosting conversations like this. We hope that it was insightful and helpful. 

    Here are youtube and facebook recordings of the event. Please feel free to share it with your networks!
    If you are interested in signing up for our newsletter please sign up here. We look forward to you participating in NOBEL Women events in the future.   

  1. COVID-19 Resources

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    Charter Communications

    Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband & WiFi for 60 Days for New K-12 and College Student Households and More 

    Why Charter is Raising our Minimum Wage to $20 an Hour

    Charter’s Continuing Support of Our Employees and the Communities We Serve

    Charter Helps Small Businesses Navigate Economic Challenges

    Charter Boosts Small Businesses With Free Month of Services for New SMB Customers as the Economy Reopens


    Comcast Response to COVID-19

    New Offering Helps University Students Stay Connected During COVID-19

    Comcast Extends Comprehensive COVID-19 Response Policies To June 30

    Helping To Keep Your Connection Safe And Secure

    FYI: Tools & Services to Help You Stay Connected

    Compassion & Choices

    COVID-19: Understanding Your Options

    COVID-19: Using Telehealth to Reduce Your Risk

    COVID-19: Advance Care Planning

    COVID-19: Addendum to Your Advance Directive

    COVID-19: Dying in the Age of the Pandemic

    CVS Health 

    COVID-19 testing: Information and locations

    CVS Health actions in response to COVID-19

    The Year of the Nurse — and COVID-19

    CVS Health delivering on commitment to establish up to 1,000 COVID-19 test sites by end of May

    COVID-19 local community support


    Keeping Us Connected Through COVID-19

    The Wireless Industry Responds to COVID-19

    COVID-19: The Wireless Industry’s Commitment to Connecting America’s Students

    Protecting Consumers through COVID-19

    America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 1st Update 

    America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 8th Update

    America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 15th Update

    America’s Wireless Companies Respond to COVID-19: May 22nd Update


    COVID-19 Industry Response

    How electric companies are helping their communities, their customers, and their employees.


    Electric Companies & Pandemic Planning What You Should Know


    Merck COVID-19 Newsroom

    Merck Commits Additional $10 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts to Help Disparately Impacted Patients and Communities

    Merck Announces $3M Commitment to Address Critical Maternal Health Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Merck Broadens Patient Support and Assistance Programs as Part of Overall COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    Merck Donates a Half a Million Masks to Support COVID-19 Emergency Response in New York City


    Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak

    NCTA Member Companies Commit to Over $100 Million in COVID-19 Public Service Advertising

    COVID-19: How Cable’s Internet Networks Are Performing: METRICS, TRENDS & OBSERVATIONS

    What to Know About COVID-19 and the Internet Experience

    Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding the FCC’s “Keep Americans Connected” Pledge






    4 Things to Know About the Science of Coronavirus



    Verizon response to COVID19

    Verizon will help consumers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus

    Verizon will help consumers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus

    The New York Times Company and Verizon offer 14M students free access to

    ‘GMA’ sponsor Verizon is helping high school students, teachers amid COVID-19

    Healthcare Ready

     Healthcare Ready Shines a Light on Coronavirus Fears 

    Coronavirus: Overcoming Uncertainty

    How to Talk With Your Communities During a Pandemic.

    Advancing Practical Protections through Policy in the Age of COVID-19.

    Navigating COVID-19 with Dementia For Patients & Caregivers

    Chronic Conditions and COVID-19.

    COVID-19 Resources for Community and Patient Organizations

     COVID-19 resource page.

    COVID-19 Toolkit for Elected Officials.  

  1. Power Rising 2019

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    The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women is proud to serve as a partner with Power Rising 2019.

    Black women of all backgrounds, experiences, and intersections will gather for Power Rising: Celebrating the Collective Power of Black Women (! This summit will build an actionable agenda that leverages our individual and collective power and influence for the advancement of ourselves, our families, our communities and our future.The Summit will be organized around five key pillars of activism and engagement: Business & Economic Empowerment; Culture, Community, and Society; Education, Technology, and Innovation; Health & Wellness; and Political Empowerment. Join us in New Orleans, LA, February 21 – 24, 2019.

    Black women are still reclaiming our time and activating our political power as we always have at critical moments throughout our history.  In the most recent midterm elections, black women had impressive wins  black women voters, once again, turned out in record numbers! For too long, the generational concerns of black women and girls continue to be under-prioritized and ignored–often lumped into broader conversations without the necessary focus from decision-makers.   The Power Rising Summit will provide black women a space to turn power into action and create a strategic, actionable agenda to be implemented in our communities and nationally! The agenda created at the Power Rising Summit will leverage our social, political, professional, cultural,  and economic power for the betterment of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our future.

    NOBEL women members can go to this registration page to register for the summit!

    Hotel arrangements can be made on the here..

    For more information please check out the Power Rising website.