Politics Smart Women
posted by December 6 at 13:50 PMon
We don’t do press release journalism at the Stranger, but in the case of the bad-ass Seattle-based Northwest Women’s Law Center, I will definitely make an exception. Despite the gay marriage lawsuit loss and despite the fact that the Stranger arts staff told me political groups weren’t eligible, I nominated NWLC for a Stranger Genius award in the organization category earlier this year.
And so, I’m happy to plaster Slog with their announcements. Verbatim:
“OUR FAMILIES DESERVE BETTER THAN WAL-MART”
Women’s groups encourage shoppers to think before they shop
What: Press Conference on Wal-Mart’s treatment of women and families
When: Thursday, December 7
Where: Northwest Women’s Law Center, Paramount Theatre Tower Building, 907
Pine Street, Suite 500, Seattle, 98101; phone: 206-682-9552
Who: Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and representatives of Northwest Women’s Law Center, National Organization for Women, Local WakeUpWalMart.com leaders, and grassroots activists.
Elected officials, representatives of women’s groups and others will ask shoppers to “think before you buy” in an event highlighting Wal-Mart’s mistreatment of women, families and children. They will also discuss Dukes V. Wal-Mart, the federal lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the largest gender discrimination case in U.S. history.
Wal-Mart has repeatedly broken child labor laws, punishes workers for taking a day off to care for a sick child, and fails to provide affordable health care coverage. Wal-Mart leaves over half of its workers, many of them women, without company health care. Wal-Mart has more employees on taxpayer-funded health plans than any other employer in Washington State.
Learn about Wal-Mart’s treatment of women and children here.