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Empowering Women, Building Our Economy – Keynote Address by Marilyn Watkins

2nd Annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration Sponsored by Eastside Democratic Women, August 25, 2013 It’s great to be here today to celebrate the real progress we have made towards women’s equality. But I suspect many of us are also here

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On Women’s Equality Day, There’s Still Work to Do

Today marks Women’s Equality Day – a national day of proclamation to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. In Washington state, we often pride ourselves with a history of women’s equity. We gave

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Marilyn Watkins Appointed to City of Seattle’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force

Marilyn Watkins, EOI policy director, has been appointed as a member to Seattle’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force. The task force is in response to recent findings by the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) that Seattle has

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The Values Behind International Women’s Day

From the White House Blog: By Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis I grew up in a time when graduating from high school was an accomplishment, and expectations of young women were very low…especially for women of color. My high school

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Don’t Pop the Bubbly Yet for Women’s Equality Day

By Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, from Huffington Post: It’s Women’s Equality Day, the date marked to celebrate women getting the right to vote in our nation 90 years ago today. It’s both hard (and easy in some sad ways) to believe that

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