Today, women earn an average of $0.77 for every $1.00 earned by a man for the same work - an average of $11,000 less per year.
As President Obama said, "To anyone who says 77 cents on the dollar sounds pretty close to equal, I say, your math is bad."
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 took landmark strides in securing equal pay for women. It sought to prevent employers from implementing pay differentials based on sex. But it doesn't go far enough because it has been unable to close the gender wage gap.
It's time to take the next step and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
This act strengthens federal enforcements, provides employer incentives to uphold the law, and empowers women to better negotiate the pay they deserve.
Act now! Tell Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Dear Member of Congress,
As a supporter of the LiveYourDream.Org online community, and one of your constituents, I want to underscore the importance of your support for the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Today, women earn an average of $11,000 less per year than men for comparable work. Eleven thousand dollars - at a time when the National Women's Law Center notes that 41% of women are the primary breadwinners for their families ... and co-earners in another 23% of families, where women contribute between 25-50% of household income.
That adds up to hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars in lost wages over the course of a woman's working life.
Unequal pay devalues women's work and negatively impacts families and our national economy.
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Take a stand for equality, and show women their work is valued. Support the Paycheck Fairness Act.
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