Metro Council members launching the bipartisan Metro Council Women’s Caucus
Louisville – Several Metro Council members joined together to launch the bipartisan Metro Council Women’s Caucus.
The group held its first public meeting on Thursday, February 3. Anyone can watch a recording of that meeting on the Women's Caucus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleMCWomensCaucus
Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8) and Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) will co-chair the Caucus. This is the first time a Women’s Caucus has been established in Louisville Metro Government. All Council members, no matter their gender or political affiliation, are welcome to join the group in its effort to support women.
Co-Chair Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8):
"There are a lot of issues that uniquely impact women in our city: the persistent wage gap, childcare issues, the Covid-19 pandemic that saw women leave the workforce at unprecedented levels, just to name a few. We also know that women experience different types of challenges, with women of color and low-income women often facing even greater inequities. I look forward to using the Women's Caucus as a way to learn about and explore policies to promote gender equity in Louisville."
Co-Chair Paula McCraney (D-7):
“Organizing a Women’s Caucus marks a historic achievement of the Louisville Metro Council for the generations of women who will benefit from our collective examination of the cultural, social, political, economic, gender-based, and environmental forces affecting women. Protecting women’s human rights and closing the gender equality gap by legislatively opening doors of opportunities to help women reach their full potential will be the critical work of this Caucus.”
Council President David James (D-6):
“I’m very glad to see that we are coming together as elected officials to create a Women’s Caucus. I believe this group will help make our community a better place for everyone.”
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