A vote on paycheck fairness, a hearing on gun violence prevention, and progress on VAWA: Civic action to-do list for 3-25-19
3. Women still only earn, on average, 80 cents to every dollar a man earns. At the current rate women won't receive equal pay for another 40 years, according The Institute for Women's Policy Research.
In a nutshell: This week the House will vote on The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), a bill that eliminates loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and helps to break harmful patterns of pay discrimination and strengthen workplace protections for women. (learn more)
Take Action: Email your Representative and tell them to vote yes to ensure workplace equity and then thank them for their support!
2. We are still waiting for Congress to take action to reduce the gun violence in this country.
In a nutshell: The Senate Judiciary Committee is having a hearing on gun control in response to important bills that were passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month. The hearing will focus on "red flag" laws that allow courts to take away firearms from individuals suspected of harming themselves or others. (learn more)
Take Action: Watch the hearing tomorrow (3/26 at 10:00 a.m.) to learn more about the Senate's proposal to reduce gun violence.
1. Congress has an opportunity to improve the Violence Against Women Act passed in 2013, build on its successes, and make communities safer across the country.
In a nutshell: The bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R 1585) has important enhancements that were requested by survivors and programs that serve them. (learn more)
Take Action: Click here to download to a recording and learn about the enhancements to the Violence Against Women Act. Also, thank your Representative if they are a co-sponsor and call them if they haven't signed on yet!