Women’s Issues

Sen. L’Italien has been a champion of women’s issues her entire career.  Most recently, she was a strong advocate of two bills that passed the Senate in Sen. L’Italien’s first term – one guaranteeing equal pay for equal work for men and women and another providing family and medical leave for all Massachusetts workers. Here is what Sen. L’Italien had to say about each of these historical votes.

Facebook post, January 28, 2016

Facebook post, July 30, 2016

Sen. L’Italien was also proud to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus as the best woman to represent the Second Essex and Middlesex District. Here is what this organization had to say about Sen. L’Italien.


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“Barbara L’Italien has shown her commitment to serving her community,” MWPC President Meg Hogan said in a press release announcing the endorsement. “She has advocated tirelessly not only for women, but for the elderly and those with disabilities. We are proud to re-endorse Barbara, and are confident that she will continue to prove herself the best candidate to serve the citizens of the Second Essex and Middlesex District.”