The representation gap – even more significant for women of color – poses a huge barrier to ensuring policies that support state-level abortion access WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2023 – In a newly released report, Democracy & Abortion...
Lelaine Bigelow is the vice president for social impact and congressional relations at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she is responsible for creating and executing strategy to turn our policy work into social change. She shapes the direction of the National Partnership’s congressional relations and corporate outreach programs to translate day to day meetings into effective relationships and long-term policy wins.
Prior to this role, Lelaine was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Relations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama Administration. Her Capitol Hill experience includes working for Rep. Judy Chu and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Rep. Corrine Brown, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler. In 2012, she was named a Champion for Children by First Focus and established a National Commission on Children and Disasters in 2008. She also worked for a political communications firm and a federal agency focused on promoting the growth and development of minority businesses.
Lelaine graduated from the University of Florida and the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. She lives a quaint city life in Capitol Hill with her husband and son. A true Filipina, she loves to cook and eat and proudly passed those same values to her energetic son.