Tuesday, April 8, 2014 is Equal Pay Day, the day when women’s wages catch up to men’s wages for equal work from the end of the previous year.
“Democrats have long been dedicated to the principle of equality and the belief that everyone should be treated fairly. That’s why Tenth Dems works to elect Democrats who share our values. At a time when extreme Republicans are trying to roll back the clock on the advancements made by generations of women, we need more leaders like Congressman Brad Schneider who believe that women should receive equal pay for equal work,” said Tenth Dems leader, Lauren Beth Gash. “It should not take a woman an additional 99 days to earn the same annual wage as a man who does the same work.”
While Schneider and Tenth Dems are vocal advocates for pay equity and strengthening economic security for women, Bob Dold has staked out fringe positions that would undermine these efforts and has suggested he would consider lowering the minimum wage. Women comprise nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers.
“When it comes to improving fairness and economic success for women, either Bob Dold just doesn’t get it – or he just doesn’t care,” Gash said.