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Graham Will Spend Seventh "Work Day" Of Campaign With Local Construction Firm

By: Gwen Graham's Office Email
By: Gwen Graham's Office Email

News Release: Gwen Graham's Office

Tallahassee, FL – On Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, congressional candidate Gwen Graham will perform her seventh "Work Day," working alongside a construction project manager and a construction project coordinator.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed in 2009 and established a 180-day statue of limitations for filing a pay discrimination claim, resetting after each discriminatory paycheck. Managers and supervisors of construction workers are one of few professions where female workers have the opportunity to earn more than their male counterparts

Graham will underscore the need to continue to strive for gender income equality and highlight the contributions women have made in the construction industry in Florida.

This visit is part of Gwen’s "Work Day" series, a tradition started by her father, former Florida Senator and Governor Bob Graham. During these work days, Gwen works full shifts alongside 2nd District residents, hearing directly from them about the issues and challenges facing their industries.

Who:
Gwen Graham, Construction Project Coordinator Debbie Baker, and Project Manager Curtis Whigham

WHAT: Gwen Graham performs seventh work day working alongside a construction project manager and project coordinator. Press is invited to come any time to take footage of Gwen working. She will be available for questions at the beginning and end of her shift.

WHERE:
At the construction site of Big Bend Hospice
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308

WHEN:
Wednesday, January 29th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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