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August 23, 2013

Pelosi, Tierney to discuss women’s economic agenda in Beverly

BEVERLY — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the nation’s first female speaker of the House, is scheduled to join U.S. Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, this morning at an event at the Cummings Center focused on women’s economic issues, according to a statement from Tierney’s office.

The event is being held in conjunction with North Shore Community College on the new Economic Agenda for Women and Families: “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.”

“Leader Pelosi and Congressman Tierney will talk about how these initiatives can bolster American families by providing financial security and strengthening gender equality in the workplace,” the statement reads.

The 11 a.m. event is open to credentialed press and to the public on an RSVP basis. Tierney spokeswoman Kathryn Prael said the venue in the Cummings Center Community Conference Room on the second floor of Building 100 is already at capacity considering all those who have responded.

Also taking part will be Ana Perdomo of Lynn, who will share her story about the need for affordable childcare, and Patricia Fae Ho, national president of the American Association of University Women and a Beverly resident. She will talk about the need for advocacy at all levels so that women and families can succeed economically.

The Women’s Economic Agenda focuses on policies such as equal pay for equal work, family and work balance, and access to quality, affordable child care. Janice Forsstrom, the interim president of North Shore Community College, and women leaders from across the North Shore will be taking part in the discussion.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at eforman@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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