Oct 30 2014
To continue highlighting the need to make sure women have a level playing field in today’s economy, Chairman Murray recently hosted roundtables with women leaders in the Tri-Cities and Spokane, Washington about the challenges they face in the workforce and ways to expand economic opportunity for women and their families. Senator Murray hosted a roundtable at the YWCA of Spokane last week, and at the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau this week. At each event, Murray made the case for policies that would help working women get a fair shot, like strengthening pay equity, raising the federal minimum wage, expanding access to high-quality, affordable child care, making college more affordable through student loan refinancing, and enacting family-friendly workplace policies.
“When it comes to issues like pay inequity, the high cost of child care, or inflexible workplace policies, the key point is that in the 21st century economy, these aren’t just women’s issues. These issues affect the whole family—moms and dads—and they are holding our country as a whole back from reaching its economic potential,” said Senator Murray at Tri-Cities. “I’m proud to be fighting for policies that would help Washington state women and families gain the economic security they are working so hard to achieve.”
These remarks were part of Murray’s continued effort to fight for policies that would expand opportunity for women and their families.
- Senator Murray, Secretary Clinton, and Top Democratic Congressional Leaders Discuss Importance of Affordable Child Care for Working Women and their Families
- Senator Murray Holds Budget Committee Hearing on Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women and Families
- Murray Discusses Ways to Expand Economic Opportunities with Washington State Women
- On National Equal Pay Day, Murray Urges Action on Paycheck Fairness
- Senator Murray Introduces Legislation to Expand Tax Credit, Help Families Afford Child Care