Economic Progress Institute on Call to Action at “Women’s Economic Justice Day” at RI State House

Rachel Flum with the Economic Progress Institute appeared on GoLocal LIVE ahead of "Women’s Economic Justice Day” at the Rhode Island State House on Wednesday.

The event is a call to increase the minimum wage to $15 (S508), close the wage gap (H5659/S509), protect against sexual harassment, ensure access to affordable childcare, and improve paid family leave.

The current list of speakers includes Senators Gayle Goldin and Ana Quezada as well as Representatives Teresa Tanzi, Marcia Ranglin-Vassel and Susan Donovan.

Members of the Fight for $15/Fair Pay Coalition include: Amalgamated Transit Union 618, Carpenters Union 330, Center for Justice, Economic Progress Institute, Interfaith Coalition, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern New England, RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence, RI Black Business Association, RI Community Food Bank, RI National Organization of Women, RI Service Employees International Union, South County Our Revolution, Teamsters, Unite Here, WestBay Community Action Program, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, and Working Families.