(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E479]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        A TRIBUTE TO HEIDI SHINK


                          HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Women's History 
Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and 
sacrifices made by our nation's women. It is an honor to pay homage to 
outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional 
   I would like to recognize an exceptional woman, Heidi Shink of West 
Hollywood, California, who for many years has been an avid community 
leader and political activist.
   Heidi is an Advocacy Board Member for the National Council of Jewish 
Women, Vice President of Communications for the Stonewall Democratic 
Club, a Commissioner for Human Services in the City of West Hollywood, 
a liaison to West Hollywood's Women's Advisory Board, and Board Member 
of Liberty Hill's Community Funding Board, Victory Fund's Campaign 
Board, Democrats For Israel, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian 
Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, Heidi ran as a candidate and was elected 
to the California Democratic Party's State Central Committee.
   Heidi Shink has had a dynamic and multi dimensional professional 
career. After graduating from New York University, she landed a record 
deal with her band, Ceremony. She performed for audiences worldwide, as 
a co-lead singer, along with Chaz Bono. After working with the band for 
a decade, she became a Senior Producer at the E! Entertainment Network. 
Heidi has also co-authored a health book titled 3 Minutes to a Pain-
Free Life (Simon & Schuster, 2006) and a wine guide titled Winecology 
(Globe Pequot Press, 2012). Heidi is a writer for the Huffington Post 
Gay Voices and hosts ``The Shink Tank: Politics for the People'' on CBS 
radio and LATALKLIVE.
   I ask all Members to join me in honoring a truly remarkable woman of 
California's 28th Congressional District, Heidi Shink.