Wage discrimination against women is a huge problem in our country--costing some women up to $24,000 each year in lost wages. Today, the average full-time working woman only makes only $0.77 for every dollar a man earns, but it's much worse for women of color. African American women only make $0.62 on the dollar, and Latinas only make $0.54.
Worse, loopholes in labor laws allow employers to fire women who try to fight this and expose wage discrimination.
This is unacceptable in America in the year 2012. The Paycheck Fairness Act, currently in front of Congress, can fix this. Can you sign this petition telling Congress to pass it right away? We'll deliver your signatures with our allies at MomsRising.org this week.