Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MWPC Board Members in the News

What We're Reading: excellent Globe article highlighting the amazing work the Germaine Lawrence school does to help young women and girls with histories of abuse. We thank Germaine Lawrence and our Board President Pam Nourse, who is the Director of Institutional Development, for all of the great work they do to make a difference in the lives of women within the Commonwealth.

Victims, Not Delinquents
Yvonne Abraham
Boston Globe May 29, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Legislation Seeks to Curb Political Influence in Hiring Process

Yesterday, the MA Senate unanimously passed a bill that would curb political influence in the state hiring process for the Probation Department just over a week after the House passed a similar bill.

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus extends our sincere gratitude to Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Governor Patrick and everyone involved in the creation of this new legislation. Such legislation is important to the status of women in government and public policy in Massachusetts as it will help break through the networks of political influence that have proven a major barrier to women increasing their numbers in those positions. We look forward to the beginning of a more transparent hiring process and the equity that it will bring.

Senate Tackles State Job Patronage
Noah Bierman, The Boston Globe May 20, 2011