The White House sums up my feelings towards Republicans continuing their relentless war on women’s rights, this time by blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act in the U.S. Senate. WTF?
Statement by the President on the Paycheck Fairness Act
This afternoon, Senate Republicans refused to allow an up-or-down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a commonsense piece of legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act and give women more tools to fight pay discrimination. It is incredibly disappointing that in this make-or-break moment for the middle class, Senate Republicans put partisan politics ahead of American women and their families. Despite the progress that has been made over the years, women continue to earn substantially less than men for performing the same work. My Administration will continue to fight for a woman’s right for equal pay for equal work, as we rebuild our economy so that hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, and every American gets a fair shot to succeed.
If you are pissed off about this, as well you should be, please click here and sign a letter from Lilly Ledbetter, demanding that Mitt Romney “stand up to your fellow Republicans, show you’re worthy of the leadership you’re asking the American people to entrust you with, and let us know where you stand on legislation that will help finally make pay equity a reality.”
P.S. Tim Kaine tweets: “$10,928-the average yearly difference in pay between full time working VA women & men.”