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common sense: equal pay for equal work

Today is Equal Pay Day — the date the average woman must work into the following year to earn what her male colleague earned in the previous year.

Women make up half the workforce in the United States, yet on average women are paid only 80¢ to the dollar that their male counterparts earned.

Breaking the stats down by demographic is revealing of institutional discrimination, for example, women of color face compared to white men:

Progress is being made. 2018 research by Pew showed a "narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay." Last week in Congress, we passed historic and long-overdue legislation for paycheck fairness.

I am a committed advocate for equity, economic opportunity, and transparency. It is incumbent on men to do more, particularly those in positions of leadership.


Posted on April 2, 2019 in Campaign Updates.

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

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