April 8, 2014/Press Releases

DiNardo Statement on National Equal Pay Day

Hartford, CT – Today, Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo released the following statement on National Equal Pay Day:

“On National Equal Pay Day, we are reminded that nearly 51 years after the Equal Pay Act, women still make only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. On average, working women are paid $11,000 less than men per year. And those lost wages don’t just affect them, they affect their family as well.

“I am proud of the work Connecticut’s Congressional delegation is doing on our behalf to encourage policies that reflect the way we live today. From their support of increasing the minimum wage, to their votes to help pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, they understand that equal pay is about more than just women’s rights. It’s about the economic security of our families.”