I know, because when my late husband drank himself to an early grave, our sons were just shy of their 9th and 7th Birthdays, respectively. I got some Social Security, just enough so that I did not qualify for Medicare. Considering the fact that I was also left with a mortgage and car payments and many bills--since he was unemployed the last month or so of his life and without collecting unemployment; Social Security benefits were eaten up faster than they came in. This meant my paycheck was deeply needed, being a woman the only way to make more money was to work more hours which meant that my sons needed to learn how to take care of themselves at a very early age.
THIS IS WHY EQUAL PAY IN NEEDED SO THAT OTHER MOTHERS DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH--THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE OUR FOUNDING FATHERS MEANT BY A MORE PERFECT UNION--THAT EACH GENERATION HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO RIGHTING WRONGS BEFORE THE NEXT GENERATION SUFFERS FROM THAT WRONG.
THAT IS WHY SUPPORT IS VERY MUCH NEEDED FOR>>>>>
Five years ago, we took a big step forward in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – now it’s time for our next big step.
The fact that millions of American women continue to lose nearly a quarter of their potential earnings to gender discrimination is unacceptable.
Women have made progress in private and public life throughout our history. In New Hampshire in 2012, voters elected the first all-women delegation in our country’s history. It marked an incredible and unmistakable sign of our progress.
We can do big things – we always have. I won’t ever stop fighting until women receive equal pay for equal work. But it won’t happen unless we fight together.
Stand with Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kay Hagan and Amy Klobuchar, EMILY’s List and me to get this done.
Click here to honor the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and finish the job of ensuring equal pay for women.
A record number of women are in Congress, but we need you sounding your voice in support of fair pay for Washington to make this a priority.
We need to demand Washington act right away, too.
Women can’t go on making only $.77 on the dollar. It hurts our families, holds our economy back and, frankly, weakens the ability of the United States to be a leader on women’s rights globally.