Equal pay for women in America

Today in America, our sisters of color earn as little as 56 cents on the dollar that white, non-Latino men make. And despite President Obama signing into law the groundbreaking Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, we aren’t closing the gap as fast as we should.

When it comes to supporting working women, the system keeps letting women down. Barriers like unaffordable child care, inadequate paid family leave, and an all-out assault on unions and workplace protections disproportionately and negatively impact women. That’s not to mention the plain old ageism and sexism that still pervade our most powerful institutions.

Demand that our Congress fight for equal pay and an economy that works for all women. Sign our petition today.

We excel as doctors, attorneys, professors, engineers, organizers. We pay the same taxes, apply for the same loans, and live in the same apartments and homes as our male counterparts. Paying us less holds our economy back, but just as importantly it subjects us to the personal indignity of being told that we are worth less.

I am sick and tired of hearing that my sisters of color must work twice as long for the same pay. We have the power to change this, but only if we stand together. In the words of a mentor and fellow revolutionary, Senator Nina Turner:

“Ladies, can I just say this — we want our whole damn dollar!”

Women deserve better. Sign our petition to tell Congress it’s time to make equal pay and an economy that works for all women a legislative priority.

Thank you for standing up to fight with our sisters around the world.

In solidarity,

Erika Andiola
Political Director
Our Revolution

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Author: connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Developing a new site, www.avatarcare.net , for early cancer detection using genetics tests, telemedicine with electronic appointment scheduling with doctors, video chat with doctors, matching care providers with health consumers and a health concierge for all to reduce chronic care cost, find cancer cure and coordinate health care using predictive medicine and participatory.

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