On July 28, 2015, the MBLLC partnered with the Caucus of Women Legislators to host a discussion on Equal Pay for African American Women. Guest speakers included Councilor-at-Large Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Council; Jacqueline Cooke, Regional Administrator for the United States Department of Labor Women’s Bureau; Christa Kelleher, PhD, Research Director at the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at UMass Boston; and Malia Lazu, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Future Boston Alliance. MBLLC Chair Rep. Russell Holmes moderated the event while MBLLC members Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Rep. Gloria Fox provided closing remarks. Equal Pay bill sponsors Rep. Ellen Story and Jay Livingstone joined the conversation to share an overview of the proposed legislation.
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