Women's Economic Empowerment

ARL Now: Jane Fonda Coming to Arlington for Event with Rep. Beyer

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Jane Fonda Coming to Arlington for Event with Rep. Beyer BY ARL NOW STAFF - 10/04/2019 Activist and actress Jane Fonda will be coming to Arlington next weekend for an event with Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Beyer’s office is announcing this morning. Fonda will be the special guest at Beyer’s fifth annual Women’s Conference and Forum, subtitled this year “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” (Last year’s confe... Read more »

Rep. Beyer Votes to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

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Today, Rep. Beyer voted to pass H.R. 1585 a bipartisan, robust, long-term Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. The landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and abuse, and working to ensure all victims and survivors have the support they need. This critical reauthorization, which passed the Hou... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Equal Pay Day

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement to mark Equal Pay Day, the day on which a woman’s earnings, on average, catch up to those of a man for the previous year: “For the first time since I was elected to Congress, this Equal Pay Day we have a House of Representatives taking action to address the pay gap,” said Rep. Beyer. “I was proud to testify in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act... Read more »

Beyer Votes For Legislation To Strengthen Equal Pay Act And Reduce The Wage Gap

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Rep. Don Beyer today voted for H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) to the persistent wage gap between women and men. The bill would require employers to account for pay disparities, ban retaliation against workers who discuss wage levels, enhance workers’ abilities to join lawsuits challenging pay discrimination, and improve Labor Department tools ... Read more »

GenderAvenger Pledge

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POLITICO | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) is sending a letter to all of his male House colleagues asking them to sign the GenderAvenger pledge, which commits men not to participate in panel discussions (outside Congress) that omit women. Reps. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Bill Keating (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) have already signed. Read more »

‘Simply in purgatory’: Advocates urge new steps to ratify ERA after Virginia defeat

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Washington Post | Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have launched a two-pronged effort to enact the long-stalled provision, demanding a vote in the Virginia House on a measure that was killed in committee last week and introducing bills in Congress to create new options for ratification. Both efforts were outlined at a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill. State Del. Jennifer D. Carroll ... Read more »

Beyer Statement On VA House GOP Vote To Block ERA Ratification

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer (VA-08) today released the following statement after Republicans on the subcommittee of the Privileges and Elections Committee in the Virginia General Assembly voted to block the Equal Rights Amendment ratification resolution: “Today, in the oldest legislative body in America, where many of our Founding Fathers served, in a Commonwealth that brought us the Bill of Rig... Read more »

Beyer Appointed To Serve On House Committee On Ways And Means

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) announced today that he has received an appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, one of the five exclusive House committees. Ways and Means has a wide breadth of jurisdiction, including health care, trade policy and tariffs, and oversight of Medicare and Social Security. It is the House Committee directly responsible for writing tax legislation, and the old... Read more »

Wadler To Be Awarded at Women’s Conference

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Virginia Connection Newspapers | Alexandria’s Naomi Wadler will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award for her advocacy in support of gun violence prevention. Wadler, 11, organized youth protests at her school in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. earlier this year. She also addressed crowds at the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. The award will be pres... Read more »

Beyer’s Women’s Conference to Feature Roem

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Falls Church News Press | Virginia U.S. Rep. Don Beyer this week announced that State Delegate Danica Roem will be the keynote speaker at Beyer’s fourth annual women’s conference and forum, “Breaking Through: Women Work For Change.” “Delegate Roem’s inspiring and transformative campaign gained national and international attention,” Beyer said. “Her victory was secured by sticking to the issues tha... Read more »