Equal Pay: April 10, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

Today is Equal Pay Day, which is an excellent time to remind you that you voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act three times while you were in Congress.

You also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have made it easier for women to sue their employers over pay discrimination.

Further, you voted against requiring employers to prove that instances of pay inequality were job related (rather than just straight up discrimination).

Indiana has the 10th largest gender pay gap across the 50 states and D.C.

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Let’s be honest — you have no vested interest in equal pay because you don’t even have a vested interest in women working. (You: kids with two working parents have “stunted emotional growth” which is news to me because my kid seems pretty emotionally grown despite his working AND *gasp* separated parents.)

Dear party of family values: equal pay makes it EASIER for people to take care of their families. Imagine that! There are lots of reasons to support pay equality (such as, oh, I don’t know, the fact that my biological sex shouldn’t predict my worth in a capitalist society) but you’d think maybe you’d consider at least that one, since you love families so much.

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