News from the Capitol
Next week is a busy week for women's equality! On Wednesday, January 21st starting at 9am, the House Industry, Business, and Labor committee will hear three bills regarding Pay Equity. We NEED your involvement on these bills. If you can attend the committee hearings on Wednesday morning, we strongly urge you to do so. Additionally, ask the members of the committee to give House Bills 1257, 1293, and 1294 do pass recommendations. Tell them that pay discrimination is real and these bills are helpful tools to address the problem. If you have a story to share, reach out to me so that we can help you get that to the committee.
1/21 09:00 AM
Tomorrow's videoconference will focus on the pay equity legislation. Representative Kylie Oversen will join us to give us the details on these bills.
Click here for the tracking grid. As an organization, we may not be active on all areas but we will follow the progress. We will try to cover as many bills as possible. Only a portion of the expected bills have posted at this time. We’ll be updating this grid regularly, posting it on our website under Legislation & Policy.
Bills are categorized, as best as possible, into topic areas: Political Participation, Economic Justice and Fairness, Reproductive Justice, Women’s Health, Education, Freedom from Violence, and Civil Rights. You can see a deeper overview of these topic areas and our position statements regarding them here: http://www.ndwomen.org/position-statements/
A Few Hearings of Note for Next Week – January 19-13, 2015
House Human Services
House Finance and Tax
House Industry, Business, and Labor
House Political Subdivisions