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By Mana Rabiee

Hundreds of concerned women gathered in Rockville, Maryland for an annual review of legislative proposals in the state assembly and Congress that could affect their lives and their livelihoods.

Some 600 people, almost all of them women, gathered for the 30th Annual Women's Legislative Briefing, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women.

They met to to discuss new legislation that targets women and their economic security, from changing how unemployment insurance is calculated to unionizing child care workers.

"It's an opportunity for women to leave and say 'OK, I learned something, I'm now going to do something," says Commission President Jaclyn Lichter. "I'm going to go to Annapolis, I'm going to advocate for the issues that I care about, or I'm going to write a letter to my legislature."

One of the highest priorities at Sunday's event was the Pay Check Equality bill, which would make salaries at the workplace more transparent.

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