[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E205]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       TRIBUTE TO MEREDITH OCKMAN


                           HON. LOIS FRANKEL

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Meredith 
Ockman, recipient of the Palm Beach County National Organization for 
Women (NOW) Blood, Sweat, and Tears Award and tireless advocate for 
justice and equality.
  Meredith, who currently serves as Vice President for Florida NOW, has 
truly dedicated her career to community service. She has worked with 
Compass: The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Palm Beaches to 
teach safe sex education, and has bravely defended women seeking 
abortion care from harassment and intimidation.
  Her impact includes grassroots advocacy as well. She organized 
participants for the March for Women's Lives, and has served NOW in 
several capacities, including as Legislative Director for Florida NOW 
and President of Palm Beach County NOW.
  With her limited spare time, Meredith volunteers with several 
organizations and is the President of the Women's Health Foundation of 
South Florida. In honor of her tireless efforts on behalf of South 
Florida women, I am pleased to recognize Meredith Ockman for her 
amazing achievements and wish her continued success.