FINAL SENATE VOTE ON U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE LORETTA LYNCH EXPECTED THE WEEK OF MARCH 16
A final vote by the full U.S. Senate is expected the week of March 16.
ON WED. AND THURS. 3/11/-3/12/2015
TO CALL YOUR SENATORS AND DEMAND AN “AYE” VOTE
From the ballot box to the classroom, the dedicated workers, organizers, and leaders who forged this great organization and maintain its status as a champion of social justice, fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans would be heard. For nearly one hundred years, it has been the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that has saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society.
|Committee:||Workforce Standards and Development|
|Chair:||Lant, Bill - (Rep-159)||Vice Chair:||Dohrman, Dean-(Rep-51)|
|Date:||Monday, March 09, 2015|
|Location:||House Hearing Room 5|
|Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee.|
|Public Hearings will be conducted for the following bills:|
|HB 44 -- GENDER PAY EQUALITY GUIDELINES|
|Sponsor: Webber, Stephen (Rep-046)|
|Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to create best practice guidelines in gender pay equality for state and local government and private businesses|
|HB 928 -- ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS|
|Sponsor: Corlew, Kevin (Rep-014)|
|Changes the Uniform Arbitration Act regarding agreements between employers and at-will employees|
|Lant, Bill, Chair|
|Dohrman, Dean, Vice Chair|
THURSDAY EVENING SPEAKER SERIESJames C. Kirkpatrick State Information CenterRace and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri(In Recognition of African American History Month)February 26, 2015, 7 p.m.Over the past four decades, State Historical Society of Missouri Executive Director Gary Kremer has written extensively about the African American experience in Missouri. Fourteen of his articles on the subject are now available in one place with the publication of Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri. Kremer combines the articles into one detailed, chronological account that addresses issues such as the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans in Missouri, all-black rural communities and the lives of African Americans seeking new opportunities in Missouri’s cities. His talk will focus primarily on stories set in central Missouri, including that of Lake Placid, a recreational area for African Americans in Morgan County; the Missouri Industrial Home for Negro Girls in Tipton; and a number of people and events connected to Lincoln University in both the 19th and 20th centuries. Join us, as Kremer shares just a portion of his prolific research spanning much of African American history in Missouri.