May 11, 2016
Greg Rodriguez is the candidate for the 42nd California Assembly District who will best represent the interests of working women and families. Greg was raised by a hard-working mother and is passionate about replacing Chad Mayes who voted NO on equal pay and NO on raising the minimum wage.
I recently read that female-headed households make up just over one half of American low-income households with children (Business Wire, May 6, 2016). I guess that should be no surprise when people like Mayes vote to keep women’s pay at approximately 77% of men’s for doing the same job.
I am a woman who has been in the workforce consistently since 1973. Fortunately, I have a union that makes sure I have equal pay for equal work, but without my union, I know that would not happen. The short and long term financial damage to women (who are often head-of-household) due to lack of pay equity is enormous, damaging, and long-lasting. Remember, your Social Security payments are based on your earnings.
Votes to keep women’s wages suppressed are unconscionable!
Women should support Greg Rodriguez, who will support us.