Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Show That #WeMatter By Supporting Paycheck Fairness

As early as today, the US Senate could vote on legislation that would help to close the current wage gap between men and women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would close loopholes that remain in the Equal Pay Act while preventing retaliation against workers who compare their pay.

While it has been more than 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed, women still face a significant wage gap when compared with men. On average, women earn 77% of the wages that men earn. The money that families lose to the pay gap each year could cover 89 weeks worth of food or 3,000 gallons of gasoline per household.

Take action now to show that #WeMatter! Email or call your senators ASAP to share how you feel about Equal Pay!

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