AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting a women’s legislative roundtable discussion on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library, located at 101 S. River St. in Aurora.
“We were able to make a lot of great advances for women in this past spring session, but there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Hernandez. “I am opening up this discussion for anyone in the community to meet and discuss important issues facing women, such as equal pay, quality healthcare, and maternity and paternity leave in the workplace.”
This discussion will be an open forum for any member of the community to discuss issues facing women in the community, as well as asking questions about previously passed legislation. Representatives from Mutual Ground in Aurora and the American Civil Liberties Union will be present to answer any questions about resources available to women and families. This will be the first roundtable discussion that Hernandez is hosting this year, but plans to have recurring meetings, along with other important discussions on public safety, education, veterans, and youth. This event is free and open to the public.
“It is very important to me that I provide an opportunity for my constituents to have face-to-face conversations about these important topics,” said Hernandez. “By bringing more voices to the table, I will ultimately be able to better represent the people of district in Springfield. I encourage all residents, men and women, to come participate in this conversation.”
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Hernandez’s constituent service office at 630-270-1848 or email RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.