TODAY at the Minnesota State Capitol!

This is it!  Our big day at the capitol (Wed., April 14).
It would be great if you could come!


Press Conference is at 1:00 p.m. in Room 125.
Speaking will be bill author and Senate Leadership Senator Cohen, Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Moua, House author  Rep. Knuth, , Jill Gaulding from the U of M Law School, Chuck Derry from the Gender Violence Institute.  House Leadership Rep. Kelliher has also been invited.

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing is at 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Room 15.
Here is a brief line up of who will speak and what will be covered at the hearing…

  1. Introduction of bill
    Senator Dick Cohen
  2. Overview of Amendment and Gender Issues
    Lisa Tratton & Jill Gaulding, Workers’ Rights Clinic, U of M Law School
    Amy Brenengen, Office on the Economic Status of Women

  3. Issue Specific areas:
    • Pay Equity
      Patty Tanji – Pay Equity Coalition
      Deb Fitzpatrick, Humphrey Institute, Women in Policy research

    • Gender Violence
      Chuck Derry, Gender Violence Institute
      Graham Barnes, Battered Women’s Justice Project

    • Gender in the Courts
      Marna Anderson, WATCH Minnesota
      Aviva Breen, Gender Fairness in the Courts Task Force

  4. Concluding Remarks & Questions
    Senator Dick Cohen

If you can’t make it we will post an update as soon as we can.

In Equality,
The mnCAFEcoaltion Team


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