When you walk into a grocery store, the prices for milk and bread are the same whether you’re a man or a woman. Women pay the same amount to put gas in their cars. Women pay the same amount to keep a roof over their families’ heads.
So why should a woman, who pays the same price for everything, earn less in wages (nearly $11,000 less per year) than a man who does the same work?
It’s not a trick question, it’s common sense — women and men should be paid equally for an equal day’s work.
Paycheck Fairness will be front-and-center next week in Washington, D.C. We need everyone to join the call for the Senate to pass paycheck fairness right now. Click here to sign on today!
Somehow, in this country, in the 21st century, women still earn only 77 cents on average for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.
It’s not right — and I have fought for years to correct it. Households across the country rely on women’s income to make ends meet, especially with our economy still reeling from recession.
Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s a family issue, and it needs our attention right now.
The Senate will be voting on paycheck fairness NEXT WEEK — now is your best chance to help us close the gender pay gap for good. Sign the petition right now.
Thanks for listening, and thanks for staying in touch in this critical election year.