It was such an honor to be part of the White House Summit on Working Families. Never in a million years would I have seen myself having lunch with the most influential person in the nation. It has left me speechless for days.
On Monday, June 23 I was so proud to participate in the White House Summit on Working Families alongside powerful 9to5 member-activists, who weighed in on solutions for the workplace issues they are directly affected by.
The right to work free from workplace discrimination and harassment is a fundamental human right supported by the vast majority of Americans across demographics and political lines. But currently, lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in 29 states, and transgender employees in 32 states, are still working without protection against employment discrimination.
Sunday may be Father’s Day but June 12 is Mothers’ Equal Pay Day, recognizing how far into 2014 moms must work to earn the same wages that fathers made in 2013 alone. On average, full-time working moms make only 69 cents to every dollarearned by full-time working dads.
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