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Strickland to Speak in Washington, D.C.

Strickland to Speak in Washington, D.C.
June 13, 2016 

Brad Forbes, bforbes@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 219-0339

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland to Speak
at United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C.

Tacoma, Wash. -- Mayor Marilyn Strickland will join a panel of public and private sector leaders this week at the White House Council on Women and Girls’ United State of Women summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss economic empowerment and increasing women’s participation in the workplace.  

“Women still face barriers to success in the workplace,” Strickland said.  “In Tacoma, we've taken steps to remove some of those barriers. Paid sick and safe leave policies, such as the one implemented in Tacoma, boost the economic security of families, help employers retain talent and keep employees healthy. Policies at the City level, however, are not enough. To help more women, families and employers, we need state legislatures and Congress to address these issues so the U.S. can catch up with other developed nations."

The United State of Women expects around 5,000 attendees at the summit. 

For more information, visit theunitedstateofwomen.org.