Committed to our nation, our communities, our families and our livelihoods.
WMC's mission is to deliver the message to our legislators that a strong mining industry is vitally important to our nation, our communities, our families, and our livelihoods, and that today's regulations and modern technology ensure responsible stewardship of our lands. The Women's Mining Coalition facilitates and provides the opportunity for our grassroots members to band together for a stronger voice with their Congressional delegation.
WMC has been an active grassroots organization since 1993 bringing constituents together from across the country to communicate with members of Congress and their staff. In the early years, members and participants in the WMC initially addressed proposed Mining Law Reform legislation. The organization continues today, addressing many issues facing the mining industry. WMC is able to do this effectively because of the diversity of the women working in our modern domestic mining industry.
The issues facing our industry require participation from stakeholders nationwide. WMC’s participants and members come from the many diverse sectors including: metals, coal, iron ore, construction materials, and industrial minerals companies; manufacturers and suppliers; trade associations; and consultants. The WMC continues to expand its network into these many sectors, helping the mining industry expand its nationwide outreach and effectiveness.
The Women’s Mining Coalition has been organizing grassroots outreach efforts both in our home states, as well as in Washington, D.C., including an annual trip to our nation’s capitol to meet with members of Congress and their staff, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Participants meet in excess of 200 Senators and Representatives during our trips to DC, distributing important information about issues facing the mining industry. In recent years, our continued efforts in partnership with NMA played a vital role in helping to pass a national energy policy in 2005. As well, our continued focus helps us to provide facts about mountaintop mining, the need for modernization of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, national mineral policy discussions including Mining Law Reform, and many other important issues.
The Women's Mining Coalition is a non-profit organization operating under 501(c)(4) status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.