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  • Frankie Sue Del Papa

    Frankie Sue Del Papa was born into greatness, having a recognizable and unforgettable name, which has followed her since birth (September 21, 1949) through a lifetime of public service.

    She is best known for her role as a trailblazer: the first woman elected as Secretary of State and first woman Attorney General of the State of Nevada. She began her term as Attorney General in 1990 and held it through 1998.

    Prior to this, she began her career as a Nevada official by serving as student body president for UNR, a position which inspired her to reach for her dream of effecting change in the world. After Frankie Sue earned her bachelors degree from UNR and juris doctorate from George Washington University Law School, she became a university regent.

    A passionate Democrat, Frankie Sue has remained politically active. Through her oral history, Frankie Sue reminds us of her activities championing for the advancement of women, her advocacy for domestic violence prevention and consumer fraud protection. She has also fought for the arts, education and the environment.

    Frankie Sue Del Papa discusses the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Click Here.

    Frankie Sue has served on the Community Advisory Board for WRIN as an honorary member since its inception and remains a strong advocate for women’s issues and leadership programs.

    References

    Frankie Sue Del Papa, interviewed, produced and archived by Kristin Guthrie, film recording, in Voices of NEW Leadership: Las Vegas Women Oral History Project, Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, 2012.

    Wheeler, John. “Frankie Sue Del Papa: What You See is Who I Am,” Nevada Silver and Blue: 2002; The Gift of Life, State of Nevada: 2004, http://giftoflife.nv.gov/FrankieSueDelPapa.htm.



    “Equal Rights Debate in Today’s World: Relevance and Remembrance”

    Why do you care about equity, diversity and gender issues?

    Frankie Sue Del Papa reflects on intersections between the Equal Rights debate of the 1970s and the relevance of women’s issues in Nevada’s contemporary environment.

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    “Domestic Violence Prevention”

    What progress has been made or must be made to improve the status of women in Nevada?

    Frankie Sue Del Papa describes her advocacy for the prevention of domestic violence through effecting policy.

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    “Pay Equity”

    What progress has been made or must be made to improve the status of women in Nevada?

    Frankie Sue Del Papa explains the need to address pay inequity to improve the status of women in the United States.

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

    © 2017 WRIN | All rights reserved.

    a Studio Hyperset expression