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January 09, 2016

ABA Women’s Day on the Hill

On June 23–24, 2015, 40 women members of the ABA participated in the first ABA Women’s Day on the Hill. They met with freshman members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, both Democrats and Republicans, to discuss the breadth and depth of resources that the ABA offers, with emphasis on those addressing issues that impact women. In addition, where appropriate, ABA members discussed paycheck fairness and its importance to women’s economic security. The first day included registration and a reception. The main event on June 24 started with breakfast, after which the women broke into teams and headed to Capitol Hill for meetings with congressional members throughout the day. ABA members distributed informational folders at each congressional office they visited.