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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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July 13, 2018 Page

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Monday July 30, 2018

10:00am—11:30am

Lathrup Village Community Room

 27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076


Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday, July 30, 2018

6:00pm—7:30pm

Delite Café & Deli

June 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Better Pay and Lifetime Earnings for Teenage Girls through Adulthood Act, a bill to address pay inequality for young women. Gender pay inequality emerges at the ages of 14 or 15 and persists through full-time adult employment. The impacts of the pay gap lead to a loss of earnings over a woman’s lifetime weakening economic mobility. These effects are even greater for women of color.

May 29, 2018 In The News

It’s time to promptly resolve sexual harassment issues affecting flight attendants and passengers, U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) told 30 airline executives recently. The congresswoman – in a May 24 bipartisan letter penned with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and six other members of the U.S. House of Representatives – requested the industry leaders immediately institute specific policies and publicly condemn sexual harassment.“There is no room for sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.

May 25, 2018 In The News

Airline companies may soon have to reckon with sexual harassment in their house. On Thursday, in a collectively-signed letter, a group of eight bipartisan lawmakers called on airline companies to address sexual harassment within their industry. According to CNN, Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and Florida Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel spearheaded the effort.

May 22, 2018 Video

Congresswoman Lawrence says, “This country is worth fighting for! And women, we’re going to have to lead.

May 17, 2018 Video

The Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues honor Women in the Military at Arlington National Cemetery. FB Live footage: Rep. Brenda Lawrnece

May 15, 2018 Page

Minority business owners face challenges when starting or expanding a small business, including access to affordable small-business loans. Business grantsand financial assistance can help bridge the funding gap. Here are some of the best small-business grants and other useful financing resources for minority-owned businesses.

May 15, 2018 Page

Small-business grants for women entrepreneurs are essentially free financing, as opposed to business credit cards or small-business loans that you must pay back. Understandably, the competition for small-business grants is fierce, and it takes considerable time and effort to win them. But if you’re up for the challenge, the payoff can be worth it.

April 24, 2018 Video

The bipartisan Women's Caucus hosts a hearing on sexual harassment in the workplace: From Silicon Valley to the Factory Floor: #TimesUp for Sexual Harassment in Male-Dominated Jobs.