If you follow soccer, you know two big things happened recently: One, our U.S. Women’s National Team stormed to a 7-0 victory here in Connecticut. Two, we learned that despite this triumph, the incredible women on that team are paid just a fraction of what’s paid to members of the men’s team.
Unfortunately they are not alone: On average, American women earn just 79 cents for every dollar men are paid for completing the exact same work. I need you to join me and send an unequivocal message: Whether on a soccer field or an oil field, in a corner office or a corner store, every person deserves to be paid equally for completing equal work.
When extremists in Congress block efforts to reduce wage disparities, they tell women in Connecticut and across the country: Your work may be just as good, but you are worth less than men. We marked Equal Pay Day this week, and we must be 100% clear: Women are notless than, and inequality is not an American value. This is not a complicated issue, and it should not be a debate.
I’ve fought to end discrimination like this my whole career, and I won’t stop now.