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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 21, 2013

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Edwards, Democratic Leader Pelosi, Senator Mikulski to Host Forum on Women’s Economic Agenda



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2013
 
Contact:
Dan Weber/Benjamin Gerdes: (202) 225-8699
 
**MEDIA ADVISORY**
 
Edwards, Democratic Leader Pelosi, Senator Mikulski to Host Forum on Women’s Economic Agenda
 
Washington, DC – TomorrowTuesday, October 22, 2013Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will host a forum on what “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families” means for women and families in Maryland. The event will feature a tour of a childcare center; remarks from Congresswoman Edwards, Leader Pelosi, and Senator Mikulski; and first-hand accounts from Maryland women discussing their experiences fighting for affordable child care, equal pay, and a critical work-life family balance.
 
“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds…” is an actionable legislative agenda that recognizes the critical role women play in America’s workforce. Almost half of all workers are women and 40 percent of working women are the primary breadwinners in their families.  The pay, child care and work-family balance policies are necessary to address the economic insecurities of American women and their families, while also providing a boost to the nation’s economy.
 
Note: Press must RSVP to Benjamin.Gerdes@mail.house.gov
 
Who:
 
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Maryland women
 
What:
 
Forum on “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families”
 
When:
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
10:30am – 12:00pm
*Child care center tour to begin at 10:30am, forum to begin at 11:00am
 
Where:
 
First Baptist Church of Glenarden
3600 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785
*Child care center tour: SHABACH! Christian Learning Center (same address)
*Forum: Conference Room 3, 2nd Floor