DFL women meet with Gov. Dayton to talk about issues important to women

More than 30 DFL women legislators met with Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to talk about three important women’s issues in the closing days of the legislative session: protecting minimum wage and paid family leave by vetoing the preemption bill, keeping the Office of the Economic Status of Women funded, and protecting our clean and fair elections by opposing the elimination of the public finance program.

For far too many women, the challenge of making ends meet and caring for their families is a daily struggle. Despite trying to make progress on important economic security issues, women too frequently continue to earn less than men, face consequences because of caregiving responsibilities, and lack access to workplace policies that offer greater flexibility and paid leave options. They believe if we make progress on these three key issues, we can help drive a more stable path toward greater economic security for women in Minnesota.

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