• Forty-four senators vote against paycheck fairness

    Last week the Senate failed to pass a bill that would help close the pay gap between women and men.

    Last week, the Senate voted on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would help close the pay gap between women and men. The Senate voted along party lines, and the bill fell just six votes shy of the 60 votes needed for passage.

    The Paycheck Fairness Act would make it easier for women to take action if they aren't being paid fairly, strengthen equal pay laws, and help make pay discrimination a thing of the past.

    Equal pay isn't just a women's issue—this affects families across the country. Women are breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children in America.

    Apparently some members of Congress don't think addressing this issue is necessary. In fact, there are some people who don't believe a gender pay gap exists. But as President Obama said last week, "It’s not a myth; it’s math."

    After the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, OFA supporters took to Twitter to make sure everybody knows how important this is, using the hashtag #MathNotMyth.


    On average, women in America currently make just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn—that's math. If you think that's a real problem, you can do something about it today.

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