Today's Vote: A Discussion on Pay Equity
Today’s Vote Premiere: S.862, Paycheck Fairness Act
Be among the first to experience the Institute’s newest Today’s Vote program on Senate Bill S.862, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was introduced by Senator Mikulski in 2015, and is pending consideration by the U.S. Senate. Participate in a live floor debate and cast your vote on a bill inspired by actual legislation.
Massachusetts State Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), the lead sponsor of the Massachusetts Act to Establish Pay Equity which was signed into law on August 1, 2016 by Governor Baker, will provide opening remarks.
Following the premiere, enjoy a reception while mingling and discussing this historic legislation. In a Today’s Vote program, visitors participate in a live floor debate and cast their vote on a bill inspired by actual legislation. During a simulated Senate session, visitors can investigate the bill using their tablets, consider live debates by the Institute’s staff, and offer their own statements on the Senate floor. The program culminates in a live vote, tallied on the Institute’s Chamber screens.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.
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