Democrats Support Equal Pay for Women

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Democratic National Committee

    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee (DNC)
 Chairman Terry McAuliffe issued the following statement supporting Equal Pay
 Day, Tuesday April 3, 2001.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000107/DCF015 )
     "It is inexcusable that almost 40 years after Congress first outlawed wage
 discrimination women still are paid only 72 cents for every dollar men are
 paid.  The numbers for minority women are even worse, with African-American
 women making 65 cents for every dollar and Hispanic women making only 52 cents
 for every dollar men make.  The Democratic Party wholeheartedly supports equal
 pay for women and minorities and we strongly urge George Bush to make this
 issue a priority in his administration, though his early actions indicate he
 will not."
     "It is ironic that Equal Pay Day falls a week after it was reported that
 President Bush closed the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and
 Outreach literally shutting out American women's voices on policies and issues
 that affect them.  Bush's message to women seems to be - we don't care about
 your issues."
 
 

SOURCE Democratic National Committee
    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee (DNC)
 Chairman Terry McAuliffe issued the following statement supporting Equal Pay
 Day, Tuesday April 3, 2001.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000107/DCF015 )
     "It is inexcusable that almost 40 years after Congress first outlawed wage
 discrimination women still are paid only 72 cents for every dollar men are
 paid.  The numbers for minority women are even worse, with African-American
 women making 65 cents for every dollar and Hispanic women making only 52 cents
 for every dollar men make.  The Democratic Party wholeheartedly supports equal
 pay for women and minorities and we strongly urge George Bush to make this
 issue a priority in his administration, though his early actions indicate he
 will not."
     "It is ironic that Equal Pay Day falls a week after it was reported that
 President Bush closed the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and
 Outreach literally shutting out American women's voices on policies and issues
 that affect them.  Bush's message to women seems to be - we don't care about
 your issues."
 
 SOURCE  Democratic National Committee