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Bus Tour Spotlights Agenda to Strengthen Women Workers, Families

CWAers in Columbus, Cleveland and other Ohio cities turned out for the "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" bus tour.

CWAers in Columbus, Cleveland and other Ohio cities turned out for the "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" bus tour.

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In Columbus, Ohio, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, and leading women members of Congress push for legislation to support working women and families.

Below: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi meets with CWAers Christal Harris, Local 4501 Legislative-Political Action Team activist; Rich Murray, president Local 4501, and Dianne Bailey, vice president of Local 4310.

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Organized by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic women members of Congress, the bus tour was kicked off in Seneca Falls, N.Y., on June 1. Seneca Falls is the site of the nation's first women's rights convention in 1848. From there, the campaign rolled into Albany, N.Y., Boston and other Massachusetts communities before heading for Ohio.

The campaign is focused on an economic agenda to strengthen working families and build the power of working women across the country. Key issues include equal pay legislation, guaranteed paid family and sick leave, quality jobs, a higher minimum wage and more affordable child care.

Leaders and activists from CWA Locals 4310 and 4501 rallied outside the statehouse and met with Pelosi and other elected women leaders. 

Check out photos and reports from the campaign blog.