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NEW: The Bipartisan W-GDP Act

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 Source: Michael McCaul / Twitter | Anniversary of WGDP Celebration

WGDP Initiative May Become Law

Ivanka Trump’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative has done so well that it’s being introduced to Congress to be signed into law. 

The legislation would help to “promote the empowerment, economic self-sufficiency, and prosperity of women globally,” according to a Foreign Affairs Committee press release on Monday. 

The main pillars of the W-GDP Act include women prospering in the workforce, women succeeding as entrepreneurs, and women enabled in the economy. 

The best part? The WGDP Act is a bipartisan effort – it’s being led by two Republicans and two Democrats. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have introduced the bill, which will be sponsored by Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) in the House.  

Ivanka retweeted a post by Congressman McCaul earlier today, which said:

“When women are empowered to be active participants in their community, economy & society, countries are more stable & prosperous. The #WGDP Act will build on the tremendous success of the Administration’s #WGDP initiative – championed by @IvankaTrump.”

Upcoming Events

First Lady to Speak at National PTA Legislative Conference

On Tuesday, March 10, Melania Trump will be speaking at the 2020 National PTA Legislative Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

Our first lady will talk about her Be Best initiative, which compliments  PTA’s mission to invest in the potential of students both inside and outside of the classroom. 

The conference will start at 1 p.m. at The Westin Alexandria Old Town. For more information, click here.

Lights, Camera, Action

First Lady Melania Trump at the 2020 International Women of Courage Awards

Check out this video posted by The White House as our first lady delivers remarks at the 2020 International Women of Courage Awards. The annual gathering, which was hosted by the State Department on March 4, honored 12 women from around the world.


Melania is seen exiting Trump Tower ahead of her husband | 2012

Credit: Bobby Bank/Getty Images

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