Even though Congress passed the Equal Pay Act more than 50 years ago, women on average still only make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. It’s 2019, and it’s long past time for this to change.
Every worker in America deserves to be paid based on their work, not their gender. That’s why I’m introducing the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate this week to change and improve equal pay laws and continue the important work of closing the gender wage gap.
The gender wage gap is hurting all of us — women, our families, our communities, and our economy. Combined, working women are losing out on $900 billion a year that could be used to buy groceries, pay for child care, support local businesses, and build retirement savings.
Ten years ago this week, I watched as President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, a good step forward in the fight to ensure women are paid fairly. We’ve made great strides in the last decade, but our fight isn’t finished until we fully close the wage gap and ensure every woman and man in this country is paid according to the quality of their work, and not their gender.
Sign your name now to join our fight for equal pay for equal work.
Thank you for your support,