Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act
"Women make just 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, a figure that has barely budged in more than a decade."
“Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, empowering women to recover wages lost to pay discrimination.
“The President’s actions were a critical step forward in closing the wage gap, but the fight is far from finished.
“Women make just 78 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, a figure that has barely budged in more than a decade. When race and gender are considered, African American women make 64 cents, and Latinas only 56 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
“Women typically lose over $400,000 during a 40-year career due to the wage gap. Here in Wisconsin, we’ve lost out on a critical economic stimulus due to the failure of Republican leaders to address pay equity.
“Democrats in Wisconsin understand that a fair day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay, and believe that women should always be paid the same as men for doing the same work. We will continue to fight to ensure women in our state receive fair pay for the work they do.”
Press Releases by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"No matter who Donald Trump sends to Wisconsin to argue his case, his record speaks for itself," said Rep. Wachs.
Family unhappy with Johnson's failure and his desperate political exploitation
Wisconsinites want to know...
Ahead of Donald Trump’s Visit to Green Bay, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Tom Nelson Condemn his Divisive RhetoricOct 17th, 2016 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"It is time for all leaders to reject Donald Trump once and for all, and to denounce his long record of hurtful and abusive behavior," said Tom Nelson.
On Press Call Elected Officials and Advocates Denounce Senator Johnson for His Continued Support of TrumpOct 17th, 2016 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Call Comes As Trump Campaigns In Green Bay Today
For nearly six years Senator Johnson has been at the center of Washington gridlock.