Dear Mass NOW Friends,
#EqualPayDay has been observed since 1996 as a representation of how far into the year women must work to catch up to men's earnings in the previous year. This year in the United States that day is April 4.
Last year Massachusetts passed the most comprehensive pay equity legislation in the nation - and we helped make it happen! The new law is set to go into effect in July of 2018 and it will help ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
As we wait in great anticipation of our new law to take effect join us in a celebration of progress made and progress yet to come.
The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators and the Equal Pay Coalition invite you to an Equal Pay Day Observance
Tuesday, April 4th – 1:00PM – State Library
Hear remarks from:
Lt. Governor, Karyn Polito
Treasurer, Deborah Goldberg
Speaker Pro Tempore, Pat Haddad
and Jim Rooney, President and CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Moderated by Evelyn Murphy, Lt. Governor of Massachusetts 1987-1991, first woman to hold a constitutional office in Massachusetts and founder of The WAGE Project
Hear about the long fight for pay equity in Massachusetts, the landmark legislation that was passed last session, collaborative efforts and how the bill has been recognized nationally and internationally!