MA Women's Caucus' Priority Legislation Discussion with Governor Baker

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The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators met with Governor Baker earlier this month to speak with him about the caucus’ priorities this session and to hear his own thoughts on the issues facing the women of the Commonwealth. The nonpartisan Women's Caucus, steps up to advocate for bills and policy proposals aimed at improving the lives of women in our state, including a bill I have filed now for several sessions, H.1208,  An Act requiring sexual misconduct climate surveys at institutions of higher education. I am very hopeful it will pass this session. You can read more about that bill here.

In addition to my proposal, the Caucus as a whole is also supporting a number of proposals including ending child marriage in Massachusetts, criminalizing female genital mutilation, and allowing parents running for office to use campaign funds for child care purposes, among others. As ever, the Caucus is working together in the best sense of the word, combining our expertise as policymakers with our experiences and leadership as women in public office to make change.

Preyel Patel