DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC Women’s Caucus Chair Lottie Shackelford issued the following joint statement on Equal Pay Day:
“It is unacceptable that to this day, women across the country still earn less than men for doing equal work. Equal pay is an issue that impacts us all – our economy cannot be at its strongest when women do not earn what they deserve. Today we acknowledge the hard truth of the pay disparities women in America face, and recommit ourselves to bringing them to an end.
“Though we have come a long way in closing the pay gap, these inequalities still exist, and continue to disproportionately impact women of color across the country, who will mark Equal Pay Day even later this year. As we navigate the road to recovery from the pandemic, which has had a significant economic impact on women and their careers, it’s clear the time is now to redouble our efforts to close the wage gap.
“The Democratic Party is proud to have long championed equal pay for equal work and, under the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Democrats, we will continue this important fight for equality.”