COLUMBUS, OH — Today, Ted Strickland issued the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day. Strickland previously released his Ohio Families First Plan To Restore Economic Fairness For the Middle Class, highlighting his strong support for equal pay for equal work. In contrast, Senator Portman has voted against equal pay for women 5 times.
“I can tell you firsthand what a lot of Ohio families know: when you’re struggling to get by, every cent counts — and that’s why it’s so inexcusable that Ohio women still aren’t earning equal pay for equal work. Paycheck fairness is a commonsense, tangible and powerful proposal that will put more money in the pockets of Ohio's working families. Unfortunately, Senator Portman has voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act five times — which is just another example of how Sen. Portman prioritizes the agenda of the Washington power brokers and wealthy special interests he serves at our expense. 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.”
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]