Louise's Awards

Louise has been recognized by various organizations and groups throughout her career with awards for her work in public office. Here you will find a detailed listing of those awards all of which she is humbled to have received.


  • Women in Film and Video’s “Woman of Vision Award” for her work in women’s issues and the arts
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month honor for outstanding contributions to advances in breast cancer
  • Choice USA Award for her outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting reproductive freedom for all.
  • Niagara’s Planned Parenthood Partnership Award in Advocacy
  • Huntington’s Disease Award for Rep. Slaughter’s work on genetic non-discrimination legislation.
  • Indian American Friendship Council Award
  • AARP Niagara Falls Area Chapter #283 Women’s History Month award
  • 2004 Grape & Wine Public Policy Leadership Award from Winegrape Growers of America and Wine America
  • NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice organization, awarded Certificate of Honor for consistently voting on behalf of social and economic justice
  • Sidney R. Yates Award for Distinguished Public Service to the Humanities, from the National Humanities Alliance, for long-time leadership on the arts and humanities


  • National Disease Research Interchange “Distinguished Legislator” award.
  • New York State Community Health Care Association “Superhero” award.
  • National Institutes of Health recognition for “crucial support of the Human Genome Project” on the announcement of the full sequencing of the human genome and the fiftieth anniversary of the description of DNA.
  • Professional Nurses Association of Western New York Board of Directors Award for support of public health and nursing issues.
  • American Council for Renewable Energy acknowledges outstanding contribution and service as a member of House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus.


  • Phi Delta Kappa award for Dedicated Constituent Service.
  • Digestive Diseases National Coalition Public Policy Leadership Award.
  • American Humane Association “Humane Legislator of the Year” award.
  • National Tay-Sachs and Allied Disorders Association “Public Conscience Award” for leadership on health care issues, including genetic discrimination.
  • American Ambulance Association Legislative Recognition Award, for “dedication to issues of importance to the ambulance industry.”
  • Nassau BOCES certificate on occasion of its 35th anniversary in “appreciation of an ongoing partnership with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County”
  • American Arts Alliance in appreciation of service as Co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus


  • Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy and Action award for leadership as a “champion on behalf of the millions of people suffering from these illnesses.”
  • Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity’s Defender of Religious Freedom Award.
  • National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association Distinguished Public Service Award.
  • The Population Institute’s Legislator of the Month for April, 2001.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology named its Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies facility, “The Louise M. Slaughter Building.”
  • Sidney R. Yates National Arts Advocacy Award, presented by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). Rep. Slaughter was the first Member of Congress to receive the award.
  • National Association of Health of Community Health Centers, Inc., 2001 Community Health Super Hero Award for “strong and consistent support for community, migrant, and homeless health centers.”


  • Delivered the commencement speech at the University of Kentucky.
  • Society for Women’s Health Research award for “dedication to women’s health”
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Rochester Host Lions Club.
  • Certificate from American Humane Association in recognition of “efforts to protect animals.”
  • Oncology Nursing Society Honor Award for “diligent work…to improve the lives of patients with cancer and oncology nurses.”
  • NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health “Visionary for Women’s Health Research” award, on the ORWH’s tenth anniversary, for her role in establishing the office.
  • National Patient Advocate Foundation “National Health Care Humanitarian Award”
  • Istituto Europeo di Integrazione Culturale Robert Schuman Humanitarian Award for contributions to build world peace.
  • Monroe County Long Term Care/ACCESS Barber B. Conable, Jr. Award for Leadership in Health and Long Term Care.


  • Medical Personnel Pool, Award for Attention to the Elderly
  • Patient Advocate Foundation, National Healthcare Humanitarian Award
  • National Education Association of New York, Catherine O’C. Barrett “Friend of Education Award.”
  • Friend of the National Parks award, National Parks & Conservation Assoc.
  • 100% Voting Achievement Award, National Farmers Union
  • Congressional Health Advocacy Award, Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Baltic American National Committee certificate of appreciation for “continuing outstanding support to peace, stability and democracy in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania”
  • American Heart Association Certificate for “outstanding commitment to the fight against heart disease and stroke.”
  • Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, INC, Certificate of Appreciation “for participation and support of Asthma Awareness Day.”


  • Phi Delta Kappa education fraternity, Rochester Chapter, “Lay Educator of the Year”
  • American Public Health Association Distinguished Public Health Legislator Award
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders Health Leadership Award.
  • International Health Awareness Network honor for “lifelong commitment to women’s equality.”
  • United States Conference of Mayors and Americans for the Arts Award for Congressional Arts Leadership.
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation Plaque for Exceptional Public Health Initiatives.
  • Rochester Primary Care Network’s Kenneth W. Woodward Award for enhancing “access and availability of care for Rochester’s medically underserved.”
  • Susan B. Anthony House Woman of Accomplishment in the 150th Anniversary Year of the First Woman’s Rights Convention.
  • Digestive Disease National Coalition Public Policy Leadership Award for “outstanding leadership in support of genetic information nondiscrimination legislation and colorectal cancer screening public awareness.”
  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters honor “in recognition of outstanding leadership in support of federal funding for the arts.”
  • Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Certificate of Appreciation “for supporting maritime statutes.”
  • Hadassah Nassau Region Myrtle Wreath Achievement Awards for “outstanding achievement in all areas of public service and … dedication to improving the health and well-being of all Americans.”
  • American Psychological Association Division of Psychotherapy award for “dedication to the mental health of all Americans.”
  • American College of Emergency Physicians award in recognition of “efforts to assure coverage of emergency medical services.”
  • Union Label & Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO, award in gratitude for support of legislation important to the department.
  • Lake Ontario South Shore Council honor in recognition of “commitment, dedication…in advocating of behalf of Lake Ontario South Shore Residents.”
  • American Association of Retired Persons Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Remanufacturing Industries Council International honor in recognition of “efforts in promoting the remanufacturing industry.”
  • Job Development Network honor for “dedication to community-wide workforce initiative efforts.”
  • RIT Center for Manufacturing Studies Ground-breaking participation commemoration.


  • Hillside Children’s Center Friend of Children Award.
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition award for “recognition of leadership in the fight against breast cancer.”
  • Independent Community Health Center of Monroe County Community Service Award.
  • Varsity Volunteer Program citation in appreciation of efforts to “promote volunteerism among high school youth in our community.”
  • Clara Barton School Award for “work on behalf of children.”
  • Greece Neighborhood Association award for “outstanding service to the people of the Town of Greece.”
  • RIT Center for Integrated Manufacture Studies Dedication participation.


  • Monroe Council on Teen Pregnancy Golden Community Service Award for “outstanding federal policy leadership and advocacy in behalf of vulnerable children and families in Rochester/ Monroe County.”
  • Martin Luther King Greater Rochester Commission recognition of “significant contribution to and ongoing support of the Martin Luther King Jr. Greater Rochester Commission.”
  • National Air Traffic Controllers Association of Rochester award “in recognition of efforts to improve the air traffic system.”
  • National Farmers Union Voting Achievement Appreciation Award, “in recognition of your outstanding record supporting the family farm system of agriculture.”
  • International Association of Arson Investigators honor in recognition of efforts to promote the goals of the Association.
  • Air Force Association of New York citation for tireless work to bring a new veterans’ clinic to Rochester.
  • U.S. Army Recruiting Command Certification of Appreciation “for increasing public awareness of the U.S. Army by participation in ceremonies saluting our nation’s newest soldiers.”
  • Genesee Regional Crime Prevention Council Honorary Membership.
  • Varsity Volunteer Program citation in appreciation of efforts to “promote volunteerism among high school youth in our community.”
  • The Genesee Region Crime Prevention Council citation expressing “0ur deepest gratitude for your support of local crime prevention efforts.”
  • Rochester Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication participation.
  • Technology Development Center Business Incubator Ground breaking participation.


  • Ukrainian-American Business and Professional Association of Rochester “Honorary Ukrainian” recognition and honor “in appreciation for your dedicated service and unwavering support of the Greater Rochester Ukrainian-American community.”
  • Women’s Federation for World Peace expressing of thanks for supporting “a new era of friendship between America and Japan.”
  • 27th Democratic Committee citation in appreciation for “outstanding leadership.”
  • Varsity Volunteer Program citation in appreciation of efforts to “promote volunteerism among high school youth in our community.”
  • Genesee Region Crime Prevention Council Honorary Member.


  • Domestic Violence Coalition on Public Policy, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Family Violence Prevention Fund joint award for “your work to end violence against women and children and to create a safer and more just world.”
  • Rural Opportunities, Inc. honor as “Friend of ROI” for “long-standing commitment to our mission.”
  • Citizens Against Government Waste award for “dedication to the taxpayers of America.”
  • American Legion Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Varsity Volunteer Program citation in appreciation of efforts to “promote volunteerism among high school youth in our community.”
  • American Veterinary Medical Association certificate of appreciations for “advancing the veterinary medical profession through the passage of the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act.”


  • Congressional Awards of the Komen Foundation National Race for the Cure.
  • Rochester Women’s Network “W” Award.
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence honor as a “Champion of the Violence Against Women Act.”
  • Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award for “outstanding commitment to the City of Rochester, People of New York, the nation, and the state of Israel.”
  • Compeer 20th Anniversary Year Honorary Chairperson.
  • Center for Policy Alternatives first Pathfinder Award.
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition honor “in grateful appreciation of her contribution in the fight to eradicate the breast cancer epidemic.”
  • Delivered commencement speech for Nazareth College.
  • The American Dietetic Association Distinguished Service Award.
  • Department of Defense honor “for Dedication to 401st Civil Affairs Battalion.”
  • New York State Administration and Compensatory Education award “in recognition of service.”
  • Family and Friends of Murdered Children and Victims of Violence honor.
  • Branch II National Association of Postal Supervisors citation “in appreciation of legislative support.”
  • Varsity Volunteer Program recognition “for serving as a Judge in the Varsity Volunteer program for the 1993-94 school year.”
  • Center for Policy Alternatives First Pathfinder Award, May 1994.
  • The DES Cancer Newtwork 11th Anniversary Award of Appreciation for “whose compassion and courage brought about DES legislation” and research for those injured by the drug DES.


  • Vietnam Veterans of America Legislator of the Year.
  • DES Action USA and the DES Cancer Network Advocate of the Year Award.
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation honor “in support of your efforts in the fight against breast cancer.”
  • DES Action of Connecticut First Annual Award.
  • Women’s Press Club of New York State Courageous Voice Award.
  • National Council of Jewish Women certificate of recognition for “outstanding leadership efforts in safeguarding women’s reproductive rights.”
  • United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Conference citation for “support of Jewish life and freedom.”
  • Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Genesee Valley Legislative Peacemaker Award.
  • Lyceum Toastmaster’s Club Toastmasters International Communication Achievement Award “for outstanding contributions to communications excellence.”
  • Genesee Area Family YMCA expression of “grateful appreciation.”


  • National Education Association 102nd Congress Educational All-Star Team.
  • Monroe County Federation of Teachers award for “support of public education.”
  • New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission honor for “contributions to the 1991 Disaster Preparedness Commission Conference.”
  • Ukrainian-American Business Professional Association of Rochester Award of Appreciation “for promotion and support of the rights of the people in the Ukraine to freedom, democracy, and self determination.”
  • Children of Rochester Special Friend of Adoption.


  • New York State Housing Agencies Friend of Housing Award.
  • Americans for Human Rights in Ukraine award for “promotion of human rights and social justice,” especially efforts on behalf of Ukrainian activist Olha Horyn.
  • National Farmers Union Award in recognition of support for family farms.
  • Letter Carriers of Rochester Branch 210 NALC citation for “consistent excellence.”
  • 108th Infantry Association Appreciation Award presented on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Muster of the Regiment.
  • National Grocers Association Commemorative Certificate of Merit.
  • Strang Cancer Prevention Center national spokeswoman for the National High Risk Breast Cancer Registry.
  • United Jewish Appeal 1990 Leadership Conference, for efforts in making Operation Exodus possible.
  • Pembroke Dragons.


  • Medical Personnel Pool of Rochester award for efforts “to support and speak out for those who are not able to speak out for themselves” and “devotion and attention to the elderly and infirm population.”
  • New York State Association of Health Care Providers Finger Lakes Chapter Friendship Award.
  • League of Conservation Voters Honorable Mention.
  • National Farmers Union Award in recognition of support for family farms.
  • New York State Postmasters citation for support of legislation important to Postmasters.
  • New York Association of Pretrial Service Agencies, the Ennis J. Olgiati Award for “oustanding contributions to the pretriall services in NYS.”


  • National Women’s Political Caucus-New York State citation for “outstanding service.”
  • Council of Day Care Directors award for “contributions to child care in the Greater Rochester area.”
  • United Parcel Service citation for “valued participation in Founders Day Celebration.”
  • National Farmers Union Award in recognition of support for family farms.
  • Members of CATCH award in appreciation for “support of CATCH.”
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Rochester recognition for “participation in the revitalization of the neighborhoods of Rochester.”


  • American Association of University of Women Rochester Branch Woman of the Year Achievement Award.
  • United Commercial Travelers of America Joseph F. Lanzafame Council 822 Woman of the Year.
  • New York Association for Alternative Sentencing Programs Distinguished Service Award.
  • Indian Community of Rochester acknowledgment for contributions to “better understanding among people of diverse backgrounds.”
  • Wayne County Education Association Friend of Education Award.
  • E.R. Memorial Post 1917 Award of Merit.
  • United University Professions Geneseo Chapter Friend of Higher Education Award.
  • East Rochester Democratic Party citation in appreciation for “outstanding service to Community and Country.”
  • Hamlin Lions Club Certificate of Appreciation “in appreciation of the invaluable services and cooperation extended.”


  • Rochester Area Women’s Political Caucus “Woman of the Year.”
  • New York State Probation Department citation.


  • Greater Rochester Vietnam Veterans Honorary Board Member.
  • New York Association of Pretrial Services Agencies’ Olgiati Award for significant contributions to pretrial services.
  • Incarcerated Veterans/Attica Active Veterans Citation


  • New York State Rural Housing Coalition Legislator of the Year.
  • New York State Parole Officers Association Rochester Region award in honor of “contributions to the criminal justice system and…outstanding service to the people of New York.”
  • New York State Administrators and Compensatory Education Appreciation of Public Service Award.


  • Park Ridge Chemical Dependency and the National Council on Alcoholism award “for your effort and support in making the Community Intervention Workshop so successful.”
  • New York State Administrators and Compensatory Education honor in appreciation for “continuous public service.”


  • Monroe County Legislature honor presented for “Dedication to Public Service.”

Undated Awards

  • Eastman School of Music George Eastman medal for “distinguished service in the arts.”
  • Council 82 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Security and Law Employees citation for “outstanding support for correction officers and law enforcement employees in New York State.”
  • Women, Infants and Children Association of New York State citation in appreciation for “commitment to women and children.”
  • Health Association of Rochester and Monroe County citation for “outstanding service on behalf of the health and welfare of the people of Monroe County.”
  • National Association of Retired Federal Employees Federation Award/Meritorious Service Citation.
  • Camp Good Days and Special Times recognition of efforts “to improve the quality of life for children and their families touched by cancer.”
  • International Alliance 21st Century Award.
  • RIT Office of Technology Program Commencement Speaker.
  • Lions International Certificate of Appreciation for “invaluable services.”
  • Professional Insurance Agents of New York State citation for “outstanding public service to the people of New York State.”
  • National Association of Postmasters of the United States honor for support.
  • The Episcopal Church for “her advocacy on behalf of the Children of the United States.”
  • U.S. Department of Energy certificate for participation in the Power Art Competition.
  • AFL-CIO certificate for “support of Striker Replacement Legislation.”
  • U.S. House of Representatives Page School, Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to the Page Program.

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