In a recent interview, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell's spokesperson said this about pay discrimination: “As the father of three daughters, fair pay for women is more than a talking point for Sen. McConnell. It’s something he’s worked to achieve his entire career.”
This would be all fine and dandy if it were the truth. But it's not. Sen. McConnell, who is up for re-election, has voted against every piece of legislation that sought to establish equal pay for equal work like the Lily Ledbetter Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act (twice!).
While Sen. McConnell is falsely claiming to support pay equity now, women are still making an average of 77 cents per every dollar a man makes. And the numbers are even lower for women of color: Compared to white men, African American women were paid 64%, and Latina women were paid just 55%.3 And because two thirds of mothers are breadwinners, it's not just about women--families and children are affected by pay discrimination, too.
It's time to set the record straight. Pay equity has become a major issue in his reelection campaign and McConnell thinks he can get away with lying about his track record. But we can stop that and make sure the truth comes out. Can you sign the petition?