The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators was established in 1975 with a mission to enhance the economic status and equality of women and to encourage and support women in all levels of government.

 

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Welcoming the 191st session!

Just some of the 57 women members

Back Row Left to right: Rep. Elugardo, Rep. Nguyen, Rep. Minicucci, Rep. Fiola, Rep. Ciccolo, and Sen. Comerford

Middle Row Left to Right: Rep. Campbell, Rep. Provost, Rep. Sabadosa, Rep. Robinson, Rep. Hogan, and Sen. Jehlen

Bottom Row Left to Right: Rep. Dykema, Rep. Khan, Speaker Pro Tempore Haddad, House Chair- Rep. Malia, Senate Chair- Sen. Friedman. Rep. Domb, Rep. Balser, and Rep. Kane

Women's caucus members at the 2019 "go red for women' day at the state house to raise awareness about women's heart health.

Women's caucus members at the 2019 "go red for women' day at the state house to raise awareness about women's heart health.

Based on the current legislative session, the Caucus has Senate and House co-chairs. Senator Cindy Friedman and Representative Liz Malia will serve as co-chairs through the end of the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Currently, 28.5% of the Massachusetts legislature is comprised of women. There are 11 female state senators and 46 female state representatives, all of whom are members of the caucus.

 

Legislative Priorities

Photo Credit: AAUW Kingston

Photo Credit: AAUW Kingston

governor charlie baker signs an act to establish pay equity into law on monday, august 1, 2016! Watch the video  here.

governor charlie baker signs an act to establish pay equity into law on monday, august 1, 2016! Watch the video here.

The caucus aims to be a resource for all women in Massachusetts. We have compiled a comprehensive list of various organizations and resources from around the Commonwealth that can assist in matters ranging from health care to business.