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According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau recently, women still earn about 70 cents for every dollar a man earns in wages. This news has become a detriment to hardworking women everywhere; the reports having claimed that white woman earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, while African American women earn 64 cents and Hispanic women earning only 56 cents.
The Obama administration has publicized this data in order to shed light upon the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the White House claims that they are now pushing the act forward. Obama also established the National Equal Pay Task Force to help crack down on violations of equal pay laws. The White House will be releasing a formal administration policy message to support the Payceck Fairness Act this afternoon, in order to urge Congress to "do the right thing".
What does this mean for the future for our mothers, sisters, and friends? Well according to the White House, we won't know until Congress has heard the voice of the people - ultimately holding Congress responsible for the future of American women's Equal Pay for Equal Work.
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