Thursday, April 17, 2014

PA Women and Families Economic Summit May 30!

From our friends at Keystone Progress

On Friday, May 30 from 9:00AM-4:00PM in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Women and Families Economic Summit will meet and strategize with other Pennsylvanians who care about the economic equality and security of women and families to organize around the local, state and national initiatives to promote these policies.

You can be a part of the conversation to devise a coordinated state strategy to bring about the common sense policies that support women and families that we need in Pennsylvania.

GOALS:
  • Gather all groups, advocates and committed Pennsylvanians who work on issues facing women and families in Pennsylvania. 
  • Provide an overview of the current state policies on women's economic equality and security, how they impact Pennsylvanians and what we can do to make them stronger. 
  • Help plan and strategize coordination across various groups and goals. This conversation is most valuable if the key members of each group can be coordinated. 
  • Educate and train new and experienced organizers on how they can best contribute, within the state and nationally, the work to promote women's economic security. 
  • This summit will include messaging, policy, and organizing training, as well as discussions on overall strategy for the coalition and the state of Pennsylvania, in the short term and the long term. 
 RSVP here and receive more details about the event. 
 ***This event is free of charge and includes lunch***

PathWays PA proudly partners with Keystone Progress on women's issues to help educate others and promote important goals.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FREE Workshop on Women and Workplace Negotiations

PathWays PA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with the U. S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, The Free Library of Philadelphia and the EEOC for a discussion on women and the workplace.

The event will take place on Monday, May 5, from 2:00PM-4:00PM in room 108 of the Philadelphia Free Library Parkway Central Branch located at 1901 Vine Street.

Topics to be discussed include:
  • Equal Pay 
  • Paid Leave 
  • Compensation/Wages Negotiation 
Register for the event by calling the Women's Bureau at 215-861-4864 or sign up online.

All attendees will receive a negotiation checklist to take home with them.

PathWays PA actively advocates for equal protections in the workplace, equal pay and paid leave on the local, state and national levels.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Deadline to Register to Vote is Approaching!

The last day to register to vote in the Pennsylvania primary election is April 21.

Pennsylvania's primary election is May 20, 2014. Polls are open from 6:00AM-7:00PM. If you haven't registered to vote or need to change your polling place, there is still time!

You can download a voter registration form here. Paper copies are also available at your nearest post office and at the PathWays PA office located at: 310 Amosland Rd Holmes, PA 19043.

For more information, www.votespa.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This Equal Pay Day, Support Women and Girls Who Are Making a Difference!

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far women must work in the new year to catch up to what men earned last year. There are a number of activities scheduled across the country, including a TweetStorm at 2PM that will use the hashtags #EqualPayDay and #NoMadMenPay. As part of Equal Pay Day, President Obama is expected to announce two new executive orders on equal pay, while the Senate plans to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act today or tomorrow.

Closing the wage gap is important to all families, not just to women. Each year, families lose the equivalent of 89 weeks worth of food or 3,000 gallons of gasoline because of unequal pay. Today is a day that you can take action on this issue by speaking to your legislators and by supporting women and girls who are working to make change in our region.

This Equal Pay Day, please make plans to join Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission in paying tribute to Delaware County women at the Friends' Annual Dinner on May 15. Tickets and ads are available now - you can download the order form here!

Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission
2014 Annual Dinner features:

• Keynote Speaker Sue Schick, CEO of United Healthcare of Pennsylvania
• Spirit Awards Presentation
• Exciting Silent Auction Items
• Vendors

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield PA

Please contact Carol Dougherty at cdoughertyncc@hotmail.com to learn more and to buy tickets

To place ads, please contact Terry Miller at tmiller@frontrowlaw.com

Ticket and ad book order forms are available here.

Proceeds support the work of
Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission

U.S. Senate Expected to Vote on Equal Pay Today!

From our friends at MomsRising

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day we mark as the point when women's earnings (beginning on January 1, 2013) catch up with men's earnings for 2013.

Today is also the day that the Senate will once again take up the Paycheck Fairness Act. Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act is an important step in the campaign to close the wage gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act would, among other things, prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who discuss salaries with colleagues. It would also require employers to prove that any pay differences exist for legitimate, job-related reasons.

As an organization that works with women and families, PathWays PA knows the value of equal work for equal pay. The money that families lose to the pay gap each year could cover 89 weeks worth of food or 3,000 gallons of gasoline per family.

Now is the time to make sure Senators are listening and to tell them if you support the Paycheck Fairness Act!