Thursday, April 10, 2014

Women deserve equal pay for equal work

Organizing for Action
Diane --

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would help close the pay gap between women and men.

The Senate voted along party lines and the bill failed to reach the 60 votes needed for passage. It appears that some members don't think addressing this issue is necessary. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell even referred to it as a "bizarre obsession."

On average, women in America currently make just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn -- if you think that's a real problem, you need to do something about it today.

We're asking Congress to take the gender pay gap seriously -- add your name to support equal pay for equal work.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would make it easier for women to take action if they aren't being paid fairly, strengthen equal pay laws, and help make pay discrimination a thing of the past.

But this isn't just a women's issue -- this affects families across the country. Women are breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children in America.

President Obama has taken steps to reduce pay discrimination against women. In fact, just this week, he issued two executive orders to ban federal contractors from punishing employees for discussing their salaries, and require these contractors to submit data on compensation paid to their employees, including gender and race.

The President has done his part, but too many members of Congress have failed to take this issue seriously.

If that makes you mad, that's because it should -- do something about it. Add your name to stand with women for equal pay:



Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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