Fairfax, Virginia - Each year, the NRA recognizes outstanding women who demonstrate a dedication to the preservation of the Second Amendment and our shooting sports. The Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award and Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award are presented to those whose actions exemplify the qualities of a true NRA supporter.
The Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award is named for the first female President of the NRA, known for her grassroots efforts and pivotal role as a lobbyist for Florida's Right-To-Carry legislation. This award recognizes exceptional contributions to the preservation of the Second Amendment and the shooting sports through advocacy, education, volunteerism, and legislative activism in accordance with the goal of the NRA.
The Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award is named for a heroic young woman who helped America achieve independence, recognizing women for their exceptional accomplishments through legislative activism, advocacy, volunteerism, education of others, and additional pursuits towards the goals of the Second Amendment and the NRA.
In order to be considered for the 2014 awards, women must be nominated no later than November 1, 2013. If you know a woman who is making a difference and should be recognized for her efforts and support of the NRA and the Second Amendment, don't hesitate! Nomination forms are available online for both the Sybil Ludington Award and the Marion P. Hammer Award, so review the forms to see if an incredible woman that you know meets the criteria.