Advancing Women & Families in 2014: National Town Hall

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Dear AFSCME Sisters and Brothers,

Today, American women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, nine out of 10 American workers don’t have paid family leave, and nearly 40 million don’t have a single paid sick day. Plus – this country needs affordable, quality child care.

We can change that.

On Jan. 29, AFSCME, our allies, and champions in Congress invite you to join an unprecedented national conversation about these issues and the changes that will advance income equality and economic security for women and families in America: 

Can you make it? Here are the details:

WHAT: Let’s Talk About It: Advancing women and families in 2014
A National Tele-Townhall Event on fair pay, paid leave, and access to child care

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
8:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: From the comfort of your phone
No numbers to dial, we’ll call you to connect to the event


Fair pay, paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, and affordable child care are fundamental policy reforms that need to be on the national agenda. Hear from – and ask questions of – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, working women from across America, and congresswomen championing these critical issues.

Help make 2014 a year focused on advancing women and families in America.
RSVP now to join the Wednesday, Jan. 29 call:
In solidarity,

Lee Saunders, President
Laura Reyes, Secretary-Treasurer