Our Selfish Loss – December 2017

It is a self-absorbed lament, but the feelings are real and I believe there are many women feeling the same way, especially women of a certain age.We fear this new government will abandon our country’s cultural diversity envied throughout the world; that racism, nationalism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia will be the forces that control policy and become our foundation. We worry that …

Senate to vote this Saturday – need your help! PAID FAMILY and MEDICAL LEAVE

Please note: this was 2016 – The senate passed the bill, the house never voted. It died there. Don’t let that happen during this session! SEE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BILL FILED THIS LEGISLATION From Raise Up MA (PFML is supported by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women) : Breaking news! The Senate will be…

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

The AAUW has created The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap one of the most comprehensive reports on Equal Pay and a webpage that gives even more information. From their webpage: http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/ You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women…

Unanimous support in the Senate! News reports so far

Sen. Spilka’s Pay Equity Legislation Passes in Senate “Women in the Commonwealth still make only 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man,” said Senator Karen Spilka, who represents Framingham. read full story here: http://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/sen-spilkas-pay-equity-legislation-passes-senate-0 Mass. Senate OKs Bill That Would Ensure Equal Pay January 28, 2016 2:51 PM Filed Under: CBS Boston, Massachusetts,…

THE CLOCK IS RUNNING – We need your voice! Now.

Now is the time to act. We need your voice! Please send an email, contact your senator and let him/her know as a constituent you want him/her to vote in favor. Please visit this page for a template and downloadable documents to use, and all the information you need. It takes just a couple of minutes to help accomplish what hasn’t been accomplished in the 70 years since the first attempt was made to correct the archaic inequalities that create a pay gap between men and women in Massachusetts.