It is an utter travesty and embarrassment that — in 2022 — women in America are still paid significantly less than men for doing the same damn work. In fact, over the past three decades, very little progress has been made in reducing the gender pay gap in America, and what progress has been made is largely due to the stagnation of men's wages, not any substantial rise in women's pay.
In 2021, the pay gap between men and women remained at an inexcusable 22.1% — and, as is sadly the case with practically every disparity in America, the situation is significantly worse for minority women. While white women earn 79 cents to every dollar a white man does, Black women earn only 63 cents and Hispanic women just 57 cents.
Tell Congress to take decisive action to fix the unacceptable gap in pay between men and women in America!
House Democrats have already passed a bill to modernize the Equal Pay Act and deal with the pay gap once and for all. Unfortunately, it was blocked from even being debated in the Senate by Iowa Republican Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley.
Equal work deserves equal pay, and we can't even begin repairing the deeper gender divisions in American society until we tackle this fundamental injustice.
Add your name to call on Senate Republicans to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!