Working Families Roundtable on “Equal Pay Day”

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Corporate Voices for Working Families and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Co-Host Forum with Florida Business Leaders on Supporting Working Families.

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Fifty years ago this summer, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and yet today, women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Tomorrow is National Equal Pay Day, representing the date in the current year through which women must work to match what men earned in the previous year. It reminds us of the work still ahead in order to achieve equity and an America where everyone gets an equal day's pay for an equal day's work.

The challenge of balancing work and family has also been in the news lately, and to talk about that and other issues, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Ted Deutch (FL-21) are joining with Corporate Voices for Working Families for a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club. A number of prominent South Florida business leaders and organizations will share their perspectives on equal pay, workplace flexibility, paid leave, financial security, and other issues that impact working families across America.

Press is invited to cover the roundtable discussion, and reporters are welcome to do pull-aside interviews afterward. For more information, please contact Mara Sloan in Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s office at 202-225-0318, or Dorian Friedman at Corporate Voices for Working Families at 202-277-4615.

WHO: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)
            Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-21)

DONNA KLEIN – Chair & CEO, Corporate Voices for Working Families
PAMELA GOODMAN – Director, Florida State League of Women Voters & Former CEO, Limited Express
MILLIE HERRERA – U.S. Department of Labor Regional Representative
SUSAN MELIANS – VP of Human Resources, Florida Power & Light
LYNN GROSS – Senior Employment Counsel, Office Depot
MARIA ANTONIETTA DIAZ – President, Latin Women Empowering Latin Women
KAMALA ANANDAM – Chapter President, American Association of University Women
JOANNE SMITH – President, Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club

WHAT:     Employer roundtable conversation about equal pay, workplace flexibility, paid leave, financial security,     and more

WHEN:    Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club
20 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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