First Lady Michelle Obama is clearly today’s It Girl, so what better timing than this morning to announce that former first lady Laura Bush is scheduled to receive the Alice Award?
Bush will be honored by the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill at its Alice Award luncheon on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at noon. Each year, explains a release, “the Alice Award honors women who have broken barriers and set new precedents for women. Through her work on education, health care and human rights, Mrs. Bush has influenced women’s lives in the United States and around the world. Like Alice Paul, she believes that a world that is good for women is good for everyone.”
The canned but pleasant quote: “We are thrilled to honor such a worthy recipient with this year’s Alice Award. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is proud to celebrate Mrs. Bush’s ongoing commitment to improving women’s lives at home and abroad. We are excited to celebrate her achievements and honor her with our Alice Award,” said Lucy Calautti and Peggy Cifrino, 2012 Alice Award Co-Chairs.
Find out who Alice was, and who else has won the award…
From the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum…The Alice Award is named after Alice Paul – suffragist, human rights activist and founder of the National Woman’s Party – who spent her life tirelessly working for women’s equality. Past honorees include Sens. Dianne Feinstein & Olympia Snowe; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Katie Couric; Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Mary Landrieu; the women pioneers of NPR – Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg and Linda Wertheimer; Tipper Gore; Billie Jean King; and Evelyn Lauder.