Elect Adam Smith

Congressman Smith Statement on Women’s Equality DayAugust 29, 2015

 

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released to following statement recognizing the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment which ensured a woman’s right to vote:

“As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, we must recognize how much work remains to achieve true equality.  Women continue to get paid less than men for equal work and are shut out of leadership and management roles far too often.  Congress must implement policies that address the wage gap.  We also must look to expand access to affordable child care and paid family leave that can further help women enter the workforce. Additionally, many women work minimum wage jobs, and I will continue to fight to increase the national minimum wage to ensure women can support their families  To truly celebrate Women’s Equality Day, we must recommit ourselves to fighting for these policies that move us toward a more fair and equal society.”

 

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