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November 3, 2015
(Featured in Newton TAB)
Representative Khan honored by MWPC with Abigail Adams Tribute
BOSTON, MA – State Representative Kay Khan was honored last week by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) receiving the Abigail Adams Tribute at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, October 27th. Representative Khan, who serves as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, was one of five award recipients, all women who have demonstrated through their work and their community activism, a firm commitment to the realization of equal political, economic and social rights for women.
Throughout her almost 11 terms in the House of Representatives, Chair Khan has been a leading voice on a range of issues, many of which have come under her purview as House Chair of the Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. In her leadership role over the last eight years, she has advocated for the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable women, children and families all across Massachusetts. Chair Khan is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse with an interest in mental health and public health, and her expertise has allowed her to focus on the needs of women and children spanning a range of issues including, but not limited to: ending homelessness, human trafficking of women and children, incarcerated women’s mental and physical health care services, justice involved youth, and programming to allow incarcerated mothers to maintain relationships with their children.
Chair Khan began her political career almost 22 years ago when I she first ran for office of State Representative for the Eleventh Middlesex district of Newton, MA. The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus was first on board to support her in her political career. The MWPC introduced the Tribute to Abigail Adams in 1988 to recognize outstanding women leaders in Massachusetts who have worked to achieve parity for women. The proceeds benefit the MWPC Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.