Representative Frank A. Moran Nominates Elsa Sanchez

Representative Frank A. Moran Nominates Elsa Sanchez for the Commission on the Status of Women’s 2024 Commonwealth Heroine Award

Elsa Sanchez of Lawrence was honored at the State House on Friday, June 14, 2024, by the Massachusetts Commission for the Status of Women as a member of its 2024 class of Commonwealth Heroines. Each year, the commission partners with state legislators to celebrate women across the Commonwealth who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities.

Legislators are invited to nominate one woman from their constituency, recognizing the invaluable efforts and achievements of these unsung heroes. The selection process seeks to highlight the remarkable impact that these women have had in various fields and their dedication to improving the lives of others.

This year, State Representative Frank A. Moran (D – Lawrence) nominated Sanchez for this year’s award in recognition of her extraordinary service to the people of Lawrence.

As president of the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association, Sanchez has spent years encouraging civic engagement among the city’s residents. Her resources help residents participate in advocacy work and voice their priorities to local, state, and federal elected officials.

“Elsa is an inspiring and steadfast leader, and I am grateful for her unwavering commitment to the people of Lawrence,” said State Representative Moran. “Civic engagement is our most powerful tool to enact change. Her guidance has changed the lives of myself, my neighbors, and the broader community for the better.”

A complete list of this year’s honorees is available by contacting the Commission at

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities.

The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.


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