To: Sen. Richard Burr (NC-1) and Sen. Thom Tillis (NC-2)

Burr and Hagan: Support Paycheck Fairness

As fellow North Carolinians, we urge you to support the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate. It is imperative for the future of our state and the success of our families that women share an equal economic footing with men.

Why is this important?

The Paycheck Fairness Act, introduced last year, would make it easier for women to sue for sex discrimination in wages, and prohibit employer retaliation against workers for discussing how much they make. This would go a very long way in closing the wage gap that has persisted between men and women for decades.

Currently in North Carolina, women who are employed full time lose a combined total of approximately $9,801,729,458 every year due to the wage gap. Families, businesses and the economy suffer as a result. These lost wages mean families have less money to spend on goods and services that help drive economic growth. We must do more to help equalize the pay between men and women in the workplace, and this is a great place to start.

Call on Senator Richard Burr and Senator Kay Hagan to vote in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act and help all North Carolina families get ahead.

Category


Reasons for signing

  • As a widow supporting herself, this is important to me.
  • The real solution is to outlaw capitalism and wage slavery!
  • You have my support. I am a mother of two kids. I am a divorcee and with the help of God thru his infinite wisdom have I been able to stretch my money. I am a teacher so you know how that goes. So I thank God for our increase and fairness in our wallets

MoveOn Civic Action does not necessarily endorse the contents of petitions posted on this site. MoveOn Petitions is an open tool that anyone can use to post a petition advocating any point of view, so long as the petition does not violate our terms of service.