Advocating for Equal Pay

 

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became law seven years ago today, yet women today still face wage discrimination making 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. In order to close this wage gap, I support legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act that updates and expands upon the Equal Pay Act of 1963 but I know that our work to truly achieve equal pay must be an across the board commitment by ensuring equal pay for equal work and increasing access to education and quality child care. A better future for women is a better future for all.