Shaheen Statement in Recognition of Equal Pay Day

April 04, 2017

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day:

“Pay discrimination undermines our country’s fundamental principles of equality. As long as millions of American women continue to only earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, we have to keep fighting. Equal Pay Day is an important reminder that, despite recent progress, we still have a long way to go to end pay discrimination. A recent study projected that the wage gap in New Hampshire will close in 2079. Waiting 62 years to close the wage gap is just unacceptable, hurting Granite State women, their families and our economy. It’s time to make equal pay for equal work a reality.”