Please support and call for a vote on House Bill 931, which would update Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law and level the playing field for working women.
The Equal Pay Law has not been updated since enacted in 1959, but unfortunately, women are still paid only about 80 cents for every dollar a man brings in. Many of these women are also sole or primary breadwinners for their families, and are taking on more senior leadership positions in the workplace. Everyone deserves to be paid fairly for their work – especially women, who have been historically underpaid and undervalued.
I urge you to consider this important legislation right now. You have the power to close an unflattering chapter in our state history. It’s long past time to make equal pay a reality in Pennsylvania.
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