Women’s Rights

Wage Gap
Paycheck Fairness

Women still earn less than men

It’s time to close the wage gap

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We support the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019 to ensure that women get equal pay for equal work.
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On average, women still earn just 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, with women of color receiving even less.
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The Equal Pay Act of 1963 failed to fully close the wage gap due to limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.
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The Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers who pay employees different amounts for doing the same job to demonstrate that gender is NOT the reason for the discrepancy.
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Other provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act guarantee working women the right to challenge pay discrimination and end the practice of pay secrecy.

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Bills in Congress

A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes

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