Lisa Blunt Rochester Announces “Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a Plan...

Lisa Blunt Rochester Announces “Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” a Plan to Put Delaware Families First

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Today, on the 53rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy signing the first Equal Pay Act, Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester announced an “Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” an eight-point plan to level the playing field for women and make sure all Delaware families have the opportunity to succeed.

“As I travel the state, I hear the same familiar stories from women across Delaware who are balancing work and family and struggling to make ends meet,” said Blunt Rochester. “We have a GOP-led Congress that doesn’t understand women’s lives and is decades behind in family-friendly policies.  When women succeed our families succeed and I’ll fight every day in Congress to give Delaware families a fair shot at success.”

She is the first candidate in the race to put forth an economic agenda for women and families. The plan includes:

–          Equal Pay for Equal Work
–          Affordable Childcare
–          Guaranteed Paid Sick Days
–          Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses
–          Raising the Minimum Wage
–          Paid Family and Medical Leave
–          Safeguarding Social Security and Medicare
–          Protecting a Woman’s Right to Chose

Blunt Rochester’s An Economic Agenda for Women and Families is available on her website at https://lisabluntrochester.com/sites/default/files/EconomicAgendaforDelawareWomenandFamilies2016.pdf.

Lisa is a former Delaware Secretary of Labor and State Personnel Director.  She is running for Congress to replace the open Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John Carney.

Supporters can follow the campaign on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1kJrJUt and on Twitter at twitter.com/LisaBRochester.

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