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McCollum, Ellison host discussion on women's economic security

Posted by: Corey Mitchell under 4th District, 5th District, Minnesota congressional, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators Updated: February 18, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Democratic U.S. Reps. Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison are hosting a women’s economic security forum at the State Capitol today.

The lawmakers will lead a panel discussion on workplace issues for women, including paid family leave, health care, child care, retirement security and equal pay.

Among the guests planning to join Ellison and McCollum are: State House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul; Senate President Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul; Terry Williams, vice president, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota; Lisa Stratton, founder of Gender Justice, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating gender barriers in employment; Patricia Brady, executive director of Workforce Solutions, which runs Ramsey County jobs programs; and Deb Fitzpatrick, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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