International Women's Day

March 9, 2017

Wednesday marked International Women's Day, a day in which the world celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

There is still progress to be made in regards to equal pay, paid family medical leave and access to health services, to name a few. We have to continue to move forward and fight for the basic rights of all women.

That is why, this year, we introduced the following legislation:

  • HB 5591: Requires employers to provide equal pay to employees in the same workplace.
  • HB 6668: Improves workplace protections for pregnant women.
  • SB 6212: Establishes a paid family and medical leave system in Connecticut.

I am proud to be supporting these bills and will continue to update you on their status going forward.