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Governor Rendell Announces the Passing of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll
Date:11/12/2008

advancing issues such as finance, transportation, housing, education, environmental work, human rights, small business development, and urban and rural revitalization efforts.

She contributed to her community through her longstanding service to the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women, Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Pittsburgh, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Angel's Place, the NAACP, Elder Care, Inc., Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy and the Pittsburgh Golden Triangle.

Knoll spearheaded a number of initiatives to promote safety and prosperity for Pennsylvanians of all ages.

She was a strong supporter of Project ChildSafe, which reminded gun owners to properly store firearms in the home to prevent a loaded firearm from falling into the hands of a child. Project ChildSafe distributed millions of free safety kits including cable-style gun locking devices and safety education materials at major public events.

Knoll was a strong advocate for Dress for Success South Central PA which helps disadvantaged women enter the workforce in the South Central Pennsylvania Region.

She was an active member of the NLGA (National Lieutenant Governors Association), working on substantive policy issues and international missions - work that is an accurate reflection of the growing role of the office of lieutenant governor. Knoll worked with other members on items ranging from education reform and international trade to health care and federalism issues. She spearheaded Pennsylvania's participation as one of 10 states involved in NLGA's education campaign regarding cervical cancer, beginning in August of 2006 -- "Ending Cervical Cancer in our Lifetime."

She also helped foster collaboration among academia, industry, government agencies and technical support organizations promote the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow, or SMART, regional alliance with Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. SMART promotes the Mid-Atlantic region's tech
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