I’m not sure if you were alive when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 50 years ago today.
I was a recent Trinity College graduate (here’s a picture of me with President Kennedy from just a couple years before to prove it):
President Kennedy called the Equal Pay Act “a first step” to ending the widespread practice of paying women less than men for the same amount of work. And that’s exactly what it was: a first step.
50 years later, we’re still fighting this fight, and women STILL make 23 cents less on the dollar. House Democrats have proposed a solution — the Paycheck Fairness Act — but Republicans voted to block this legislation from even coming to a vote. That’s unacceptable.
Our daughters and granddaughters should know that they’ll enter the workforce as equals to their male counterparts. But it’s going to take a real effort to get this done.
Add your name to our petition right now and say you support equal pay: