WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert
August 25
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Tomorrow is Women's Equality Day! It's been 94 years since women won the right to vote. Too bad, then, that women still face inequality when it comes to their paychecks.

It’s common sense – and long overdue - that women should get paid just as much as men for equal work. Right now women still take home 77 cents for every dollar a man gets paid– and for women of color it’s even worse. In 2012 alone, the wage gap resulted in an $18,650 loss for African American women and $24,111 for Latina women.  

Women would also benefit the most from raising the minimum wage, since almost two-out-of three Americans who work at the minimum wage are women. The rate is even higher here in West Virginia.

The only woman representing West Virginians in Congress has been no help on these issues. Rep. Capito voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2007 and again in 2009, before it was ultimately signed into law…. Moreover, she voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act -- which would add further protections to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 -- in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
Tomorrow, Tuesday August 26th is Women's Equality Day!  Join WV Citizen Action as we hold a Protest Rally outside of Rep. Capito's MacCorkle Avenue office from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  It's time we tell Capito and other elected officials that their votes against Equal Pay and Minimum Wage are not acceptable and we are paying attention! 
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