Women’s rights supporters converge on Capital

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ILLINOIS — Women’s rights were one issue front and center at the Capital Wednesday.

Several organizations and lawmakers gathered to support six bills to improve the lives of women in the state. They include paid sick leave, accessible healthcare and equal pa for equal work.

Supporters say, with 60% of households being led by women, these bills would benefit the lives of families and communities as a whole.

Similar bills have been introduced in the past. Officials hope they can be passed this session.

 

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