This is very troubling when you consider that a paycheck can mean the difference between poverty and economic security for a family. We need #equalpay now. We need to take a strong look across the board and understand that a person’s gender should not and cannot be a disqualifying factor for a better salary, a better job, or a better way of life.
That’s why I spoke about the need to level the playing field and why I support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Although only today has been designated as #EqualPayDay, seeing a landmark dedicated to women’s equality just outside of my window will continue to serve as a reminder to me each and every day that the struggle for women’s equality presses on.