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Gonzalez Releases Platform on Women’s Economic Opportunity

The release said “we still have a long way to go” on women’s progress.

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Danielle Bernstein
Sept. 21, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

Former state Budget Dir­ect­or Jay Gonza­lez (D) rolled out a plan for “women’s economic opportunity,” pushing for equal pay, a raise in the minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, early education and child care, and sexual and reproductive health care, among other platform points. (release)

FAKE NEWS. “A controversial website that brands itself as a ‘news company’ but is sponsored by the partisan Republican Governor Association is touting the ‘indisputable accomplishments’ of Gov. Charlie Baker (R) — who sits on the RGA’s executive committee — while criticizing his Democratic rivals. Since launching this summer, the ‘Free Telegraph’ has written at least one post on the Bay State’s 2018 gubernatorial race, writing in a headline that state Democrats are ‘notably underwhelmed’ by their choices — and linking to a Boston Globe article that doesn’t include the phrase and is more than five months old. … Jim Conroy, Baker’s top political aide, said Baker was not aware of the RGA website, and that he doesn’t consult with its staff on ‘communications strategies.’” (Boston Herald)

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