August 2014. Across the country, House Democrats are raising the drumbeat for our Middle Class Jumpstart action plan to put America’s families first by promoting job creation, increasing accessibility to affordable education, and at the center of our initiative, increasing opportunities for women with our agenda, When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.
Although nearly a century has passed since women gained the right to vote, women on average still earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Working mothers face an uphill battle in finding affordable, quality child care. Nationally more than 80 percent of low-wage workers do not have a single paid sick day. Women’s reproductive rights are increasingly coming under attack with House Republicans’ attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and the Supreme Court’s deeply misguided Hobby Lobby decision. We need to fix this. Women deserve equality in the workplace, security at home, and access to affordable child care and health care. Your ideas and voices are vital to every policy discussion in our nation. You have the power to make progress in our continued fight for equality. Make your voice heard. Share your story.