Women's Equality Day 2018
Yesterday, I had the honor of celebrating Women’s Equality Day at the New York Stock Exchange, where I was joined by some amazing New York women to ring the closing bell. As we commemorate 98 years of the 19th Amendment and a woman’s right to vote, we are also reminded of the work still left to do.
hat is why yesterday I also released a new report, titled “Earn Less, Pay More: The State of the Gender Pay Gap and ‘Pink Tax’ in 2018,” which explores the economic inequalities that American women still face today. This report shows that while we have been successful in combatting some gendered pricing, women still pay more than men for too many goods and services. Add this “pink tax” to the gender pay gap, and women are facing economic inequalities that we should never have to deal with.
But, we can fix this. We must pass the Equal Rights Amendment. By enshrining women’s rights and equality in our Constitution we will have the legal bedrock we need to fight the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and assault, and gendered pricing.
By finally passing the ERA we can make history and create a more equitable world for generations to come. I won’t rest until we do.
Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress