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Grassroots Women's Organization Marks Equal Pay Day With "Frustration And Resolution"

April 20, 2010, Washington, DC -- The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today observed Equal Pay Day by calling for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate. NCJW President Nancy Ratzan released the following statement:

 

“NCJW observes Equal Pay Day with both frustration and resolution. Frustration because this day marks the extra days women must work to make the same amount that men made in the previous calendar year -- an inequity that has been observed for 14 years. And resolution because we are closer than ever to passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act and help eliminate the wage gap -- a gap that means women are paid 78 cents for every dollar men earn. As the bill awaits action in the Senate, we are resolved that this time, this year, it will become law.

 

“The inequality of women’s wages as compared to men’s is not only a continuing injustice, but in today’s economy it is a threat to the well-being of families who increasingly rely on women’s wages to survive. The impact of inequality is multiplied over the years, as women run up a personal wage deficit that eventually extends to pensions, unemployment benefits, and even social security -- threatening their economic security.

 

“Attempts to strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act go back many years. Given the strong bi-partisan vote in the House of Representatives to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act over a year ago, women have their best shot ever at finally achieving victory. We urge the Senate to act now, so that the 2011 Equal Pay Day can celebrate the federal government’s renewed commitment to women’s economic security and equality in the workplace.” 

 

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms

 

National Council of Jewish Women

1707 L Street NW, Suite 950

Washington, DC 20036-4206 

Contact: Emily Alfano

202 296 2588 x 5; emily@ncjwdc.org



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