Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in support of the introduction of The Paycheck Fairness Act:
“Ten years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, women are still paid significantly less than men, undermining their economic security and well-being. The Leadership Conference applauds the introduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which recognizes the pay discrimination that women experience throughout their lifetimes and takes concrete steps to move all women closer to equal pay. This much-needed bill would help eliminate pay disparities for women, particularly for women of color who experience the largest wage gaps.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights along with a broad coalition of organizations signed a letter to Congress, urging the swift passage of The Paycheck Fairness Act. This letter can be found here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.
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