Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims talks about legislation to bring about pay equality between men and women. Also discussed, the Equal Pay Day Rally, April 10, 2018 at 2pm, at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg. Recorded February 23, 2018.
Hosted by: Jill HornerProduced by: Freedom Newsmakers Team
Robert G. Loughery, Chairman of the Board of Bucks County Commissioners, talks about creating quality jobs through the Bucks County Workforce Development Board training programs. Recorded March 1, 2018.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
In the U.S., women on average, make 78 cents to every dollar earned by men. For African American women, that amount drops to 68 cents and it drops further for Hispanic women to 57 centers. Dr. E. Faye Williams, of the National Congress of Black Women discusses pay equity and other issues of equality for women.
Williams stated, "One of the things we have decided that we have to do is to stir up that Equal Rights Amendment so that we're in the Constitution and better protected than we are now."
Visit the National Congress of Black Women on the web at www.NationalCongressBW.org or www.Facebook.com/NCBWINC or follow at www.Twitter.com/DrEFayeWilliams.
According to the International Labor Organization, 27 million people are involved in human trafficking. Laurel Bellows of the American Bar Association's Human Trafficking Task Force addresses this growing trend. To learn more, visit the American Bar Association on the web at www.ambar.org/trafficking
More than 20 million Americans cope with vision loss, and that number is growing due to baby boomers reaching retirement age and beyond and higher survival rates for premature babies, many with multiple disabilities. Paul Schroeder of American Foundation for the Blind discusses efforts to be sure that technology is accessible to this population.
Schroeder stated, "Vision loss...can be very tough and it is difficult for people to adjust to. Most people lose their site... as they are aging."
Visit American Foundation for the Blind at www.AFB.org.