WPLA honors Congresswoman Betty Sutton
by Government Relations Staff
The Women in Psychology for Legislative Action (WPLA) honored Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-OH) at the WPLA annual breakfast on August 8 in Toronto.
Sutton is a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Her committee assignment has helped her play a leading role in the passage of legislation that will help provide affordable healthcare for children and seniors, make education more affordable and accessible and protect working families' right to unionize.
WPLA participants also included Judy Chu, PhD, (D-CA), who became the third psychologist and first Chinese-American woman in the U.S. House of Representatives after she won a congressional seat in California's 32nd district in a July 14 election runoff. As the 2009 Association for the Advancement of Psychology (AAP) honoree, Dr. Chu addressed the AAP's Leadership Circle reception during the August 2009 APA Convention in Toronto.