NARAL Pro-Choice America
Co-written with Terry L. Fromson
Pennsylvania, our home state, needs to answer the call to action to sign on to the Equal Pay Today! Our platform was announced in The Huffington Post on Monday in “Fifty Years, Fifty Governors: Are You Listening?” by one of our Campaign partners. The Equal Pay Act became law fifty years ago, yet a wide pay gap persists, at 77 cents to each dollar paid to men, a 23 cent gap which adds up to over $10,000 per year. These pay disparities have real-life negative consequences for women and their families. Just last week, the Pew Research Center reported that women are the sole or primary source of income in 40 percent of American households with children under age 18. ….