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News Friday, Jan 29 2016

Senator John McCain Won't Stand Up For Arizona's Working Women

Jan 29, 2016

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 McCain, are standing in their way.

“Today in Arizona, women make 84 cents to the dollar for the same work as men. Instead of supporting equal pay for equal work and ending discriminatory practices that harm families and the economy, Sen. McCain 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. McCain voted against allowing women to use the justice system to fight paycheck discrimination. There’s more work to be done and Sen. John McCain has proven he won’t stand up for hard working Arizona women.”

Published: Jan 29, 2016

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