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On Equal Pay Day, Thom Tillis Would Leave Women And Families Behind

Paycheck Fairness Act Comes To A Senate Vote Today

Thom Tillis Killed A State-Level Equal Pay Bill

GREENSBORO – Today marks Equal Pay Day, and when it comes to how this issue stacks up in the North Carolina Senate race, the contrast couldn’t be clearer. Kay has a strong record of supporting equal pay for women and their families and the first bill she co-sponsored was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Kay will today vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act to make sure women have the tools to fight pay discrimination. But while Kay has been working to right this wrong, Thom Tillis was busy killing a state level equal pay measure in Raleigh.

Given Tillis’ actions on the state equal pay measure, North Carolinians can only assume that he opposes the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which is already law. As more and more families rely on women’s income as the primary or co-breadwinner, this isn’t just an issue that affects women – it has an impact on middle class families and children in every corner of our state where women earn just 82 cents to the dollar that men earn.

“Kay is an ardent supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act and she knows that ending gender discrimination in pay is an issue that affects families across our state,” said Sadie Weiner, Hagan Campaign Communications Director. “Thom Tillis killed an equal pay measure in the House and won’t support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  From minimum wage to equal pay, Tillis is clear that he is more interested in pushing a special interest agenda than supporting middle class women and their families. North Carolina women and the families who rely on them deserve better.”