Working Women’s Lobby Day at Missouri Capitol set for March 8

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Event coincides with International Women’s Day

Jefferson City – In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Missouri AFL-CIO is hosting a Women’s Lobby Day at the State Capital.

The event is from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will meet in Hearing Room 2 in the Capitol’s basement for a continental breakfast. They will discuss the issues facing Missouri’s working women and then take their message to state senators and representatives.

“International Women’s Day provides us with a tremendous opportunity to bring the issues that matter to working women to Missouri legislators,” said Merri Berry, Missouri AFL-CIO political director and campaign coordinator. “Worker issues are women’s issues, attacks on workers are attacks on women and there is no one better than Missouri working women to carry that message.”

Prior to lobbying, participants will meet with State Senator Gina Walsh (D-Bellefontaine Neighbors), who is also president of the Missouri State Building & Construction Trades Council, and House Democratic Leader Gail McCann-Beatty (D-Kansas City).

“With so much going on in Jefferson City, it’s important that our voices, the voices of Missouri women are heard,” Berry said. “I’d encourage anyone interested to attend and celebrate International Women’s Day with the solidarity of union sisterhood.”

The event is open to any union member that would like to attend.  For more information please contact Merri Berry at merriberry@moaflcio.org or 314-420-8095.

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