FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2006-32
Wednesday, September 20, 2006

CONTACT:
Dean Fryer
Renée Bacchini
(415) 703-5050
Internet: http://www.dir.ca.gov


Acting Labor Commissioner to participate in the
commission on the status of women public hearings

Who Robert Jones, acting state labor commissioner, will be joining the California Commission on the Status of Women public hearing. Jones, as the acting state labor commissioner, is an ex-officio member of the commission.
Other commission members include Mary Wiberg, Executive Director; Holly Mitchell, Chairperson; Darlene Ayers-Johnson; Elmy Bermejo, Member at Large; Lindy DeKorven; Marilyn Kizziah, First Vice Chair; Senator Sheila Kuehl; Assemblymember Cindy Montanez; Assemblymember Gloria Negrete McLeod; Senator Deborah Ortiz; Assemblymember Fran Pavley; Raberta J. Shouse; Senator Nell Soto; Elaine Suranie; Helen Waukazoo, Member at Large; and Michelle Sumot.

What The Commission on the Status of Women will be holding a public hearing to gather comments and recommendations from the public regarding issues that should be addressed by the commission. Information from the hearings will help determine the commission's legislative agenda, and recommendations for administrative action, the state budget, and studies on issues impacting women and girls.

When September 20, 2006
2pm - 6pm

Where Center for Healthy Communities
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street
Redwood Room
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Background Each year the Commission is charged with setting policy for Commission action and selecting priority issues for its public education and legislative program activities. In its 40 year history, the Commission has examined and supported public policy development in many areas of concern to California women and their families-civil rights; sex equity in education; discrimination in employment, insurance, and credit; sexual harassment; domestic violence and sexual assault, access to health care; reproductive freedom; child and other dependent care; pay inequities and comparable worth; legal rights of women in marriage and divorce; social security and pensions.

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