Feminist Majority

Tell Your Senator to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Big News: The Senate is expected to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84) tomorrow! The PFA is an important piece of legislation that would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 to require employers to demonstrate that any pay differences between men and women doing the same work are based on legitimate business reasons, and not based on sex, and would end pay secrecy by prohibiting retaliation against employees who share salary information.

Last time the PFA came up for a vote, it was blocked along party lines by Republican legislators. But the time has come to close the wage gap. Email your Senator today to urge them to support this important legislation.

Women, on average, still earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. And women of color make even less. Black women make just 64 cents for every dollar earned by a white man, and Latinas earn only 54 cents. The pay gap costs women about $434,000 over the course of their careers – impacting the ability of women to provide for their families and care for their loved ones. But it’s not just about wages. The pay gap also cuts into women’s Social Security, pensions, and retirement.

Enough is enough. Tell your Senator to support the Paycheck Fairness Act once it hits the Senate floor, and tweet with #WEmatter to spread the word!