Quote of the Day, June 14, 2012
“And we’ve got to understand this is more than just about fairness…. Women are the breadwinners for a lot of families, and if they’re making less than men do for the same work, families are going to have to get by for less money for child care and tuition and rent, small businesses have fewer customers. Everybody suffers.” –President Barack Obama as quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, June 5, 2012
On June 5, 2012, the Senate killed the Paycheck Fairness Act on a procedural vote. Less pay for women has long-lasting, often exponential detrimental effects on children, family and community.