Contact: Kim Porteous, President,
Equal pay, equal rights advanced by legislators and citizens
Florida House and Senate bills to address wage gap, ratify ERA
A working woman in Florida makes 85 cents for every dollar a man makes — about $5,515 a year less than men. The Senator Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act (SB 90) is being sponsored by Sen. Stewart, and by Rep. Thompson who will introduce a similar bill in the House. SB 90 addresses the pay gap by banning employers from compensating workers differently based on sex or gender identity. Additionally, Rep. Eskamani is urging support for Florida to ratify the Equal Rights Act (HCR 239 - Equal Rights for Men and Women). The ERA was first introduced to Congress in 1923 and passed in 1972, yet is still one state short of ratification. Florida NOW is calling for Senator David Simmons to put the Senate version of the resolution (SCR 392) on the agenda of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs.
What: A media event announcing the bipartisan effort to advance equal pay and equal rights.
When: 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019
Where: Orlando City Hall, 400 S Orange Ave Friday November 22, 2019 11 am
[The Florida National Organization for Women takes action through intersectional grassroots activism in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, eliminating discrimination, and achieving and protecting the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.]
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