Fmr. Governor Ted Strickland Statement on Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

On today’s 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, former Governor Ted Strickland issued the following statement:

“Ensuring that Ohio’s women receive equal pay for equal work is a commonsense idea with powerful implications for working people. I can tell you firsthand that when you are struggling to get by, every cent counts — and it is inexcusable that women in Ohio are still earning only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Closing the gender gap in America is not only fair and just, it is a tangible proposal that will put more money in the pockets of working families. That is why I am a proud supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act, and will fight to pass this legislation in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, Senator Portman just doesn’t get it: he voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act five times, prioritizing the interests of the Washington power brokers and the wealthy special interests he serves while Ohioans who work for a living pay the price. As Ohio’s next U.S. Senator I will never stop fighting until all of Ohio’s working people — men and women — receive the fair wages they deserve.”
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Portman Voted Against The Paycheck Fairness Act Five Times. [S.Con.Res 11, Vote 152, 4/15/15; S.Amdt. 362 to S.Con.Res. 11, Vote 82, 3/24/15; S. 2199, Vote 262, 9/15/14; S. 2199, Vote 103, 4/9/14; S. 3220, Vote 115, 6/5/12]
 
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