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Minnesota: News Conference Taking Place Ahead of Major Vote on Women’s Economic Security Act
PSN on April 8, 2014 - 4:41pm
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