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99 days for equal pay

In 2018.

Equal Pay Day is on a Tuesday to denote how far into the next week a woman would need to work to close the pay gap between her and her male colleague's earnings from the prior week.

We shouldn't be having this conversation in 2018. Women make up half the workforce in the United States, yet on average women were paid only 83¢ to the dollar that men earned.

This is only part of the story.

A 2016 Pew Research poll illuminates that the problem gets worse when you break the statistics down by race. On average, women of color make even less.

Progress is being made. 2018 research by Pew shows a "narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay."

It is incumbent on men to do more, particularly those in positions of leadership.

Women are leading the way — as activists with the #MeToo movement, in the Women's March, and everyday activities. We must challenge ourselves to do more.

Harley

Posted on April 10, 2018 in Campaign Updates.
 

Washington is in desperate need of real, meaningful, and lasting change.
Our country and our people deserve better.

Meet Harley Rouda