FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/2/2014
Council to Host Town Hall on Gender Pay Equity, Debunk the Myths
SEATTLE – City Council is convening a first-of-its-kind Town Hall on Tuesday, December 2, to debunk myths surrounding gender pay equity and to hear from state and local leaders who are working to fix disparity in compensation. Councilmembers will also engage with the public in small group round table discussions to hear stories about pay discrimination and to discuss solutions moving forward.
Councilmember Jean Godden convened the Town Hall in response to a National Partnership for Women and Families report, which found that women in Seattle make $0.73 for every dollar a man makes, the highest pay disparity in any major metropolitan city in the nation. Attendees can expect to learn why and how action is necessary in Seattle, at the State, and Nationally for gender pay equity.
Council hosts two Town Halls per year. Earlier this year Councilmembers discussed raising the minimum wage with Seattleites.
Council Town Hall on Gender Pay Equity
Tuesday, December 2
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Tim Burgess, Sally Clark, Jean Godden, Bruce Harrell, Nick Licata, Mike O’Brien, and Tom Rasmussen
Tana Senn, State Representative
Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute
Janet Chung, Legal Voice
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising.org
Veena Prasad, Project Feast
The Seattle Community