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A more secure economic future for women

More and more, women are becoming the main breadwinners in American households. In fact, that's currently the case in 40% of households with children. But women working full-time make an average of only 77 cents for every dollar that a male counterpart earns. Over the course of a lifetime, that’s a dramatic gap.

It hurts our families and it hurts our communities when women are paid less than men for equal work. It’s time to make sure that economic security remains at the forefront of our national conversation and is something we work to achieve, so that we can build a more secure future.

Across the board, economic issues are women's issues as well. The majority of America’s minimum-wage workers are women—more than 60%. An annual salary for someone working full-time while earning the minimum wage is just $15,000.

Think about that: If women are the main breadwinners of American homes, an increase in the minimum wage would go a long way towards improving the lives of families in every state. In fact, if the minimum wage was raised to just $9 per hour, 13 million women would see an increase in their earnings.

Women’s rights in our country have come a long way, but there’s still more work to do. OFA and our supporters are organizing for economic equity, increased women’s leadership in the workplace and our communities, and more access to affordable, quality healthcare. Are you in?

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