Archive | June 5, 2012

President Obama on the Paycheck Fairness Act

On the heels of the Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, President Obama released this statement: “This afternoon, Senate Republicans refused to allow an up-or-down vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common-sense piece of legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act and give women more tools to fight pay […]

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By the Numbers: $431,000

The gender wage gap puts women at a career-long disadvantage. In 2011, a typical 25-year-old woman working full-time all year earned $5,000 less than a typical 25-year-old man. In just 10 years, her cumulative lost wages will reach $34,000. If that earnings gap is not corrected, by the age of 65 years, she will have lost $431,000 over her […]

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“The only poll that really matters”

Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina has an update on where President Obama’s campaign stands, including a special message for all the grassroots volunteers and a reminder that Election Day is “the only poll that really matters.” Watch the video, then sign up to be a part of it all.

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President Obama: Fighting for equal pay

With Congress scheduled to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act today, President Obama talked about why the fight for equal pay is more important than ever: “Women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. It’s worse for African American women and Latinas. Over the course of her career, a woman with a […]

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