Madalyn Shenk drove significant political change both in Louisiana and in the nation as a whole. She orchestrated the first pro-choice rally in Louisiana, and was Louisiana contact for the Million Mom March in 2000, an event to promote tighter gun control laws. She held leadership roles in six major Democratic campaigns, including the elections of President Bill Clinton and Senator Mary Landrieu. As an education reformer, she helped to initiate the National Council of Jewish Women’s Home Instruction Program for Pre-School Youngsters, helping parents with limited education prepare their children for school. She also evaluated AmeriCorps grants and served on the fundraising boards of two exemplary public schools. In 2010, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed her to the board of directors of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Madalyn Schenk." (Viewed on January 30, 2015) <http://jwa.org/people/schenk-madalyn>.