MEDIA ADVISORY: Key Policy Priorities for Women and Families Will Be Focus of Congressional Event Hosted by Leading Women’s Organization

National Partnership for Women & Families to Host Congressional Briefing and Policy Discussion

As demand for public policies that make our country more healthy, fair and family friendly grows, the National Partnership for Women & Families will host a congressional briefing on Wednesday to discuss the specific legislative and policy proposals the nation’s women and families want this year. The event will feature members of Congress, and leaders and policy experts from the National Partnership.

WHO:
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D – Wash.)
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D – Hawaii)
Debra L. Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families

WHAT:
Congressional briefing and policy discussion hosted by the National Partnership for Women & Families. Lunch will be provided.

WHEN:
11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WHERE:
Room SVC 201-00, U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.

NOTE:
Media must have valid press credential and are encouraged to RSVP in advance to Sadie Kliner at skliner@nationalpartnership.org or 202-986-2600.

DETAILS:
At the event, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard will talk about the need for a legislative agenda that supports women and families in 2015. National Partnership President Debra L. Ness will discuss the challenges faced by America’s women and their families today, as well as policies that would help. The event will conclude with a detailed discussion of specific priorities, including: establishing paid family and medical leave and paid sick days standards; securing health care reform and contraceptive coverage; promoting fair pay; combating pregnancy discrimination; and increasing access to quality, affordable health care and comprehensive reproductive health services.

About the National Partnership

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.

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