Same Pay for the Same Hard Work
Coloradans strongly believe in opportunity and fairness. It is unacceptable that women in Colorado are paid 79 cents on the dollar when they do the same hard work as men. This is a question of basic fairness. As a state, we need to ensure women get paid the same when they do the same work. Earning 79% of a fair wage is bad enough, but the gap is even worse for women of color. At the current rate, the gap won’t close for more than 100 years! This is not just an issue of fairness, it’s an issue with real consequences for women and their families. With less pay, women struggle more to pay off student loan debt and over the course of a lifetime, pay inequity results in less income in retirement.
Rita Laitres, M.Ed.,SPHR,: “While Jenise has, and will continue to carry the torch for many different causes I care about, one issue that I know is a priority for Jenise is fighting to ensure equal pay for equal work. Addressing inequities in wages is not the first cause she’s championed and rest assured, it won’t be the last. In the State Senate, trust that Jenise May will advocate and lead the battle to ensure equal wages for all.”