On the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, working women are still fighting to close the gender wage gap — and Republicans, including Senator John Boozman, are standing in their way.
- Boozman voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2012, 2014, and 2015.
- As a representative in the House, Boozman voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2007 and 2009.
- As a representative in the House, Boozman voted against requiring employers to prove unequal pay was job instead of gender related in 2009.
“Today in Arkansas, women make 26 percent less than men
for the same work. Instead of supporting equal pay for equal work and ending discriminatory practices that harm families and the economy, Sen. Boozman has stood in the way of creating equal opportunity for women,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a step in the right direction for equal pay, but Sen. Boozman voted against allowing women to use the justice system to fight paycheck discrimination. There’s more work to be done and Sen. John Boozman has proven he won’t stand up for hard working Arkansas women.”
Published: Jan 29, 2016