The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is writing to express strong support for HB 3883, An Act Relative to Comparable Work, as amended. The WBA is a professional association of women attorneys and judges founded in 1978, with over 1500 members across the Commonwealth. At the WBA, our purpose is to achieve the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. Women have not yet achieved full and equal participation in the work place. For over a decade our organization has supported An Act Further Defining Comparable Work (originally filed as HB 1767 this Session), which has now advanced to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is a professional association of women attorneys and judges founded in 1978, with over 1,500 members across the Commonwealth. The WBA’s mission is to achieve the full and equal participation of women in every aspect of a just society. On behalf of the WBA, I urge you to give a favorable report to H838/S427, legislation to bring the Massachusetts disability insurance statute into conformity with the Equal Rights Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution. This important bill will prohibit discrimination in disability insurance pricing and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status or national origin.
BOSTON, MA – July 30, 2014 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) commends the legislature and the Governor for their swift action on SB 2283 - An Act to promote public safety and protect access to reproductive health care facilities. The legislation, which was signed into law today, was filed in response to the recent McCullen v. Coakley decision by the United States Supreme Court, which struck down portions of the Massachusetts buffer zone statute, G.L. c. 266, §120E1/2, that established a 35-foot fixed buffer zone around driveways and entrances of reproductive health care facilities.