Over 50 years after the introduction of the Equal Pay Act and 10 years since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the wage gap for women still remains, with Black, Latinx, and Indigenous women facing the largest pay disparities.
On January 30th the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7) was introduced by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) with bipartisan support and aims to strengthen the Equal Pay Act by providing robust protections against gender-based pay discrimination. Take action now: urge your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor this bill and VOTE YES.
On February 12th, the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S. 463 / H.R. 1185) was re-introduced in Congress by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro. The FAMILY Act provides crucial support for working women and families, particularly low wage workers who are disproportionately women and people of color. Join YWCA in celebrating this exciting bill introduction and ACT NOW to urge your Member of Congress to co-sponsor this bill.
The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in history! Whether your Members of Congress are newly elected or entering their next term, now is a great time to get to know their positions on the issues you and your YWCA care about. Do your research now and develop a strategic plan to engage your elected officials in the new congress!