Tell Congress: Make it equal.
Before I was elected to the Oregon Legislature, I worked in the tech sector – an industry that is dominated by men and often criticized for wage discrepancy among employees based on their gender.
But unequal pay isn’t just a problem in the tech sector. In most industries women are paid less than their male coworkers.
Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbol of the length of time women would have to work into the next year to make the same amount of money as their male counterparts. For women of color, the wage gap is even greater than the often quoted 79 cents on the dollar.
In 2015, I took action on these discrepancies and championed legislation that would expand Oregon’s equal pay law, increase wage transparency, and protect employees from retaliation – a critical reform that empowers works to seek better pay.
But we’re not done. I’m calling on Congress to do more to make it equal – and I hope you’ll join me.
Let’s build momentum to take this important step for equality. Join me today.