SENECA FALLS — The last time Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was in the Finger Lakes she was being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

When she returned to Seneca Falls Sunday, it was to kick off a national tour called “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds, an Economic Agenda for Women and Families.”

Pelosi — the first woman to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and current House Minority Leader — spoke at the former Seneca Knitting Mill, future home of the Hall of Fame.

The tour by Pelosi and other Democratic members of Congress is intended to draw attention to the economic challenges facing women and families today.

Its goals include paycheck fairness, increasing the minimum wage, investment in job training and education opportunities, protecting and restoring employment rights, supporting women entrepreneurs and small businesses, pregnant worker fairness and adequate tools to investigate wage discrimination.

Other parts of the agenda include paid sick leave, paid family and medical leave, expanded family and medical leave and improvements in child care programs.

A crowd of about 200 was on hand for Sunday’s event.

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buddnmary

200 gullible people wasted their time on this one. Arguably the most incompetent House speaker ever dishes out more blather in one of her Dem-heavy strongholds, fading New York State. "Equal pay for women" is a phony issue - any difference in pay between men and women is entirely attributed to lifestyle choice. Many women choose to work less hours, less overtime and part-time instead of full-time. There is your "wage inequality". Only the uninformed would fall for these phony Democratic "issues" which they will run on in the next election cycle. They can't run on their record, as the record clearly shows failure across the board on almost every item of discussion. Notice no mention of the hideous Obamacare here. She doesn't have to worry about her own re-election as she lives in one of those "1%" districts in San Francisco, totally insulated from the problems of real people. She's "worried" about pay inequality, global warming, and the terrible dangers of fracking (please come up with one, we are waiting). Meanwhile, there are no jobs because of the failed policies of her buddy in the White House.

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