In honor of Equal Pay Day, Assembly Women and Children Committee Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt on Tuesday called for an end to the pay discrepancies that still plague women across America.
“For a woman to have to work this far into the new year to earn as much as her male counterpart earned last year is beyond acceptable this far into the 21st century.
“Considering women are the primary or co-bread winners in most families, this disparity is not only unfair, but it harms working families who rely heavily on a woman’s salary to make ends meet.
“Clearly there are lawmakers who still don’t get it – from Governor Christie who vetoed a number of bills I sponsored to bridge the gender pay equity gap to Republicans in Congress who refuse to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.
“These actions are an affront to women everywhere and they need to be rectified before women are forced to work another quarter of a year to make what their male counterparts made last year,” said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington).