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Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes

2020 is the year to close the pay gap in Mississippi

On June 11, 2019, Mississippi gained a new distinction that sets us apart from the rest of the country. On that day, Alabama became the 49th state to adopt equal pay legislation when its governor signed into law an equal pay act that prohibits an employer from paying an employee less than another employee of …

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MS-BWR and March of Dimes urge passage of bill

The MS Black Women’s Roundtable and March of Dimes are urging lawmakers to pass legislation that addresses the lack of pregnancy accommodations laws in Mississippi. In Mississippi, 54% of the women who gave birth in 2017 were in the workforce.“Mississippi lawmakers have an opportunity this legislative session to ensure healthy pregnancies and job security by …

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MWESI hosts impactful 2019 Day at the Capitol

Check out video highlights from our amazing and impactful 2019 MWESI Day at the Capitol.  Our day included a press conference to discuss statewide issues impacting Mississippi women’s economic security – such as wage discrimination, healthcare, education and paid leave – along with the associated legislation.   One of our featured speakers was also a Jackson, …

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Today is the start of the 2019 Legislative Session

Today is the official start of the 2019 MS Legislative Session and the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable will be walking through the hallways, offices, and chambers of the MS State Capitol to advocate for women’s rights and centering women’s economic security.     More than ever, we need our network to stand with us as …

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