The Women's Fund is a Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

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ADVOCACY WORK

INTRODUCTION TO S.983/H.1733

Regardless of the astounding advances in the workforce, there is a disparity in the compensation provided to women and people of color. According to analysis by UMass Dartmouth's Public Policy Center, women in New Bedford make only 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Statewide, women on average make 82 cents on the male dollar. The gap is worse for women of color: African American women earn 66 cents on the white male dollar and Latinas only 54 cents.

 

The Women's Fund of Southeastern MA supports efforts to close the pay wage gap, including the MA Equal Pay Bill. 

THE EQUAL PAY BILL Will HELP CLOSE THE GAP BY:

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Apr 13, 2016

12:00 PM

EQUAL PAY DAY AT THE MA STATE HOUSE

Advocacy day is an annual event held by the MCSW to advocate for legislation that advances the rights and opportunities of women. The Commission discusses key findings from the previous year in collaboration with regional commissions, and reports findings collected from public hearings hosted during the year throughout the Commonwealth. Attendees hear from the Commission Chair and regional commission Chairs as well as influential legislators. The event includes time for members of the commission and supporters to visit legislators to discuss priority legislation. The MCSW invites members of the community to attend and participate in Advocacy Day and stand in support of women throughout Massachusetts. For more information please contact the MCSW at 617-626-6520 or mcsw@state.ma.us.

 

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