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Rally presses women’s issues

Hope Valdez, left, Lilia Becerril, center, and Hilda Villa stay dry beneath a tarp Thursday at a state Capitol rally calling for landmark policy reforms to improve the lives of women, children and families. Their campaign hopes to shape the national conversation around women’s economic security, pressing legislators on goals of fair pay and job opportunities, access to child care, family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty.
Hope Valdez, left, Lilia Becerril, center, and Hilda Villa stay dry beneath a tarp Thursday at a state Capitol rally calling for landmark policy reforms to improve the lives of women, children and families. Their campaign hopes to shape the national conversation around women’s economic security, pressing legislators on goals of fair pay and job opportunities, access to child care, family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty. rbyer@sacbee.com

Community members from across California descended upon the State Capitol to partner with legislative leaders in a rally calling for landmark policy reforms to improve the lives of women, children, and families.

The multi-year grassroots-led campaign in the Golden State hopes to shape the national conversation around women's economic security.

This year, the campaign and policy agenda, called A Stronger California: Securing Economic Opportunities for All Women, is calling for bills and budget asks across four pillars essential to economic security with the ultimate goals of fair pay and job opportunities, access to childcare, family friend workplaces, and economic stability by addressing poverty.

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