This year, the League of Women Voters of Delaware and the American Association of University Women will focus on justice, education, health and affordable housing at League Day in Dover, set for April 4 at the Duncan Center, 500 West Loockerman St.
Karen Peterson, retired state senator, is League Day’s luncheon speaker and will discuss the impact of the gender pay gap and how it is leading women into poverty. This year’s League Day falls on Equal Pay Day — originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.
Charlotte King, founder of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice and a past president of LWVDE, will frame the discussion, which will include a presentation on the impact of education on poverty in Delaware, given by Dan Rich, policy director at Wilmington Education Improvement Commission and professor of public policy at the University of Delaware. Delaware’s Director of Medicaid Steven Groff will review the state’s current health programs. Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Delaware will be addressed by Jeanine Kleimo, Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30 and includes morning refreshments and a buffet luncheon with legislators.
After the luncheon, attendees will move on to Legislative Hall to meet with legislators and with a volunteer registered lobbyist, to present position papers and attend committee hearings. Attendees may also choose to attend a press conference on pay equity in Legislative Hall.
Register by March 30 at lwvdelaware.org/News.html#s01 or by calling 571-8948.