April 14, 2015 | Posted in:News
What would my election mean to Virginia? I want to bring equal opportunities to everybody, and today I’d like to talk specifically about equal pay for Virginia women.
Did you know today is Equal Pay Day? More than 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed, and 6 years after Lilly Ledbetter, American women make just 78 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same work. This date, Tuesday April 14, symbolizes how much farther into 2015 women must work to earn what men earned in 2014.
I want to go to the legislature to help pass laws to ensure equal treatment for Women, to fix this problem. If you work hard, you deserve a fair shake. Gender discrimination in pay has existed for decades, but what we have lacked is the will to enforce a level playing field for all. Together, we can make a difference, and ensure that people are treated fairly regardless of their gender.
Thank you for your continued support. You are amazing.