Minnesota: News Conference Taking Place Ahead of Major Vote on Women’s Economic Security Act

ST. PAUL, MN – State lawmakers from the Minnesota House and Senate will join advocates of the Women’s Economic Security Act on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30am for a news conference on the front capitol steps.

The event, announced today on Equal Pay Day, is taking place ahead of a vote on the bill by the entire House of Representatives.

Some of the bill’s chief goals include closing the gender pay gap, expanding access to high-quality, affordable childcare and strengthening workplace protections for pregnant mothers. The bill is a major component of DFL lawmakers’ agenda to build on Minnesota’s positive economic momentum.

Full details for the news conference are as follows:

WHAT: News conference on the Women’s Economic Security Act

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30am

WHERE: Front steps of the capitol


  • Representative Carly Melin (Chief House author)
  • Senator Sandy Pappas (Chief Senate author)
  • Senate and House lawmakers who authored legislation included in the omnibus bills
  • Members of the public who support the Women’s Economic Security Act