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in tribute to State Senator Lila Sapinsley

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YWCA Rhode Island has released a video tribute in honor of the late Senator Lila Sapinsley. The video is an except from a March 2014 interview with Senator Sapinsley and part of a YWCA Rhode Island original documentary series entitled Women Holding Office. Senator Sapinsley was elected to the state Senate in 1972, rose to Senate minority leader and was the first woman to hold a leadership post in the Rhode Island General Assembly. YWCA Rhode Island honored Senator Sapinsley with the inaugural Isabelle Ahearn O'Neill Award as a part of the third annual Women Holding Office Celebration in 2011.