One Republican Member of Congress recently said, "women don't want equal pay laws." And two of the most celebrated Republican pundits recently referred to the rise of women as primary family breadwinners as "against nature" and as evidence of the "dissolving of our society." The war on women is real and it's up to us to end it.
I believe everyone should be treated equally under the law and should receive equal pay for equal work, and we must enact federal laws that achieve that end. In addition to making sure that women who work are paid fairly, we also must increase opportunities for women to get credit when starting their own businesses. And it's high time we expanded the Family & Medical Leave Act to provide paid leave for new moms and dads.
Our country does best when everyone has a chance to succeed -- and I vow to never waver in my commitment to economic justice in the fight to make sure that women are compensated fairly. That commitment has earned me the endorsement of Massachusetts NOW in my campaigns for state representative.