Equal Pay Day Commemoration
Tuesday, April 8th, 3:15 pm
in the Great Hall
at the Massachusetts State House!
Carpool with League of Women Voters of Newton members to this special event, sponsored by The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, and the U.S. Labor Department Women’s Bureau.
Governor Deval Patrick (invited)
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo
Senate President Therese Murray
- Evelyn Murphy
- former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and founder of the WAGE Project
- Victoria Budson
- Chair, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
- Founding Executive Director of the Women in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School
- Jacqueline Cooke
- Regional Administrator, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
Equal Pay Day was established in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity. It symbolizes the day when women’s earnings finally catch up to the earnings of men from the previous year. Currently, women earn 77 cents to a man’s dollar. Equal Pay Day is about making a commitment to moving towards the day when women will be equal wage earners.
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