I can’t help but wonder what their constituents will say.
I just got back from the floor of the Senate, where Republicans yet again decided to put their own political interests ahead of the rights of women by blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act.
President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act nearly 40 ago, but loopholes still remain that have allowed women in America to be paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar men make doing the same job.
It’s an injustice. It’s unthinkable that there are elected leaders who think pay equity isn’t an issue and voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act today.
Join me in speaking out and voice your support for equal pay for equal work with the Paycheck Fairness Act.
When wage discrimination exists, working families are hit the worst with many dependent on a mother’s income. If we continue to do nothing, over the course of a lifetime, women in America will earn an average $434,000 less than their male counterparts.
That’s an average of about $10,000 per year, or about the same amount of money costs to feed a family of four for the year.
Sign our petition and share why you believe women deserve equal pay for equal work.
While conservative Republicans in the Senate have blocked the bill again (as they have for more than 10 years), our fight is not over. I am deeply committed to working with my colleagues on finally eliminating the wage gap between men and women.
Paycheck fairness impacts everyone. That’s why I ask you to continue to speak out and give voice to the Paycheck Fairness Act by sharing your story about why we need equal pay for equal work.
Share your story about why you support equal pay for equal work.
For me, I look at my three kids – Michael, Jack and Maggie – three equally incredible and bright children. I don’t want Maggie and girls like her across the country to grow up in a world where they’ll earn less if they choose the same career track as their brothers.
With paycheck fairness, we can make sure when all our daughters enter the workforce, they’ll receive the equal pay they deserve. We won’t let today’s vote stop our progress.