(TRENTON) — Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer) issued a multimedia package Monday in response to Gov. Christie’s conditional veto of her legislation to create gender pay equity in New Jersey (A-2750).
The multimedia package consists of Assemblywoman Muoio’s comments and audio and a transcript of same.
The audio file is available upon request.
A transcript of Assemblywoman Muoio’s comments is appended below:
Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-Mercer):
“The purpose of the bill is to ensure that women get paid equal pay for equal work, and the governor is wrong to ignore it. So, I can’t say it’s surprise, unfortunately, but clearly it’s a disappointment for women all across this state.
“And the fact that the governor knowing what he and everybody else know from the studies that have come out, that women are dealt this inequity across the board, pretty much, whether they’re new into the workforce or, you know, in senior management positions and I find that incredibly insulting.
“So, it is an issue. It’s wrong to ignore it because women get it and we just need to continue this fight because it’s real and it’s not right, so, it is insulting.
“We’re going to keep pushing legislation and we’re going to keep up this fight until he’s finally agreed with us that it’s time that women be treated equally in terms of their paycheck as men are treated.”