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The state of pay equality in America

OFA's Stand with Women movement is in full swing. In case you missed it, it's all about speaking out for economic equality, opportunity, and basic fairness for women. A recent report adds further evidence of just how badly this is needed.

American Women, an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of women across the country, surveyed 1,000 women about their outlook on issues of economic disparity and opportunity—and they found that equal pay is still the number one workplace issue for women. The research shows that women largely support an agenda that focuses on creating greater economic equality between men and women, along with policies that are more family-friendly.

Being paid less than men for the same work is a problem for 70% of women, while 58% cite lack of access to affordable childcare. A total of 71% of women say discrimination by employers is a problem.

When women are paid less than men for the same work and face workplace discrimination, it hurts our families and our economy. American women deserve policies that address the breadth of challenges they face every day, including paid leave after childbirth and access to early childhood education. And these policies aren't just good for women—they're key to ensuring our nation's economic success.

OFA volunteers are tackling workplace discrimination and gender inequality by organizing for women's economic equality all over the country, and you can help make a difference in the lives of American women today. Add your voice and stand with women.
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