Tribute to Abigail Adams
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The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus introduced the Tribute to Abigail Adams in 1988 to recognize outstanding women leaders in Massachusetts who have worked to achieve parity for women. Award recipients are women who have demonstrated through their work and/or their community activism a firm commitment to the realization of equal political, economic, and social rights for women. The proceeds benefits the MWPC Education Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Born in Weymouth, MA in 1744, Abigail Adams was one of the earliest women's advocates with strong beliefs in equal rights for women. Abigail was the wife of our nation's second president, John Adams, and the mother of six children.
As part of the Abigail Adams event, the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus as also established two additional awards. The Dolores L. Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award was established in her honor for being one of the MWPC's founders and a devoted Board member. The Jane M. Swift Commitment to Public Service Award was created in 2002 in honor of Governor Jane Swift.
- Mayor Lisa Wong, city of Fitchburg
- The Honorable Kay Khan, State Representative, MA House of Representatives
- Josefina Bonilla, Founder and Publisher, Color Media Group
- Peggy Dray, Former Director of Community Affairs, Fairmont Copley Hotel
- Mary Kakas, President Emeritus and CEO, Edward F. Kakas & Sons
All Past Abigail Adams Honorees