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May 11, 2017 Legislative Update: DFL Women meeting
I attended a meeting and press conference with Gov. Dayton, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, and my fellow DFL women lawmakers on Thursday 5/11/2017. We discussed a range of issues, including women's economic security, clean campaigns, and the preemption legislation that would heavily impact women in our state.
DFL Women Legislators in Press Conference with Govenor Mark Dayton protesting the elimination of the Office on the Economic Status of Women in Minnesota
One of the cuts made in the Republican budget is the elimination of the Office on the Economic Status of Women (OESW)
. Rep. Rena Moran spoke about the importance of that office in advising lawmakers and
providing information and statistics on women in Minnesota. This is valuable information that legislators must be able to consider when building policy in our state. You can view the press conference by clicking HERE
Economies perform better as more women join the workforce and obtain economic security; we need to make that a central goal along with bringing more women into elected positions.
To that end, I encourage everyone - and especially women - to consider running for school board, city council, and other elected positions. Having representation that more closely reflects our population is an important step in bringing more women into the economy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the Capitol.