July 01, 2015

ABA sponsors first Women’s Day on the Hill

More than 40 women gathered in Washington, D.C., June 23-24 for the first ABA Women’s Day on the Hill, an opportunity to visit members of Congress to call attention to wage discrimination based on sex and to urge enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

The Paycheck Fairness Act, introduced as H.R. 1619 and S. 862, would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by making common-sense changes so that the nation can continue to make progress in eradicating gender-based wage discrimination and advancing the longstanding stated goal of equal pay for equal work.

The lobbying event, coordinated by the Governmental Affairs Office and supported by the ABA Commission on Women and the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity, featured a breakfast briefing, 67 visits with congressional members, and a panel discussion on how women lawyers can bring about change.

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