Support Equal Pay

Support Equal Pay

Unequal pay hits families in the pocketbook and slows down our economy. The average Washington woman working full-time brings home $18,000 less each year than the average man. That keeps families strapped, reduces spending in local businesses, and helps explain why 19 percent of our state’s children live in poverty. It also limits women’s ability to invest in education or starting a business, and results in less retirement income.

Unequal pay hits families in the pocketbook and slows down our economy. The average Washington woman working full-time brings home $18,000 less each year than the average man. That keeps families strapped, reduces spending in local businesses, and helps explain why 19 percent of our state’s children live in poverty. It also limits women’s ability to invest in education or starting a business, and results in less retirement income.

Thank your Representative for Voting for a Robust Equal Pay Bill

HB 1506 made more progress than last year, but ultimately failed in the Senate.

 

However, it passed the House with strong bipartisan support, 61-36. Please take a moment to thank those representatives who voted for equal pay and ask them to renew their efforts next year. Click here to see how your representatives voted.

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