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LEGISLATION EYED TO FORCE GENDER PARITY ON BOARDS [+AUDIO]

By Kaitlyn Budion
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 19, 2019.....Legislators and advocates called Tuesday for gender parity on public boards and commissions, and Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad said legislators have a "strong obligation" to improve the situation.


"We have a very strong obligation here, because it doesn't work unless it's deliberate," Rep. Patricia Haddad said Tuesday at a State House briefing calling for gender parity on public boards and commissions. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Haddad and Sen. Jason Lewis spoke at an event with the Eos Foundation, which released a report about the gender representation on 50 public boards and commissions. Lewis and Haddad have sponsored an act to ensure gender parity on public boards and commissions.

"It has to be that there is a decision made every day when you get up in the morning, to make sure that you promote women," Haddad said. "And you promote women of color, you promote different ethnicities and you promote differences in people because they enrich us."


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