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Yasmin Nelson Named a Finalist for Women in Government Relations Advocate on the Rise Award

WASHINGTON, DCYasmin Nelson, a senior principal in Bracewell LLP’s Policy Resolution Group, has been named an “Advocate on the Rise” finalist at the 2022 Women in Government Relations (WGR) Excellence in Advocacy Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards reception on October 3 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.

Nelson is a senior political and policy leader who worked in senior positions in the United States Senate, including as senior policy advisor for then-Senator Kamala Harris. She has led or co-led many initiatives aimed at helping women, including her work with Mothering Justice and its launch of the first-ever Congressional Mamas’ Caucus. In this episode of Madam Policy, a podcast on which Nelson is a regular co-host, she recaps the coalition's launch and its work on behalf of mothers of color and their families.

Founded in 1975, WGR is a non-partisan professional society for those with responsibilities and interests in government relations and public affairs. Each year, the organization presents the Excellence in Advocacy Awards to recognize everyday advocates who dedicate themselves to representing their issue, cause or organization in the public policy arena.