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Marilyn Moore

Representing Bridgeport, Monroe & Trumbull

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Senator Moore's Statement on Equal Pay

"Pay inequity, particularly for women of color, is a serious problem throughout the country and in Connecticut. It’s simply unfair that white women make 82 cents for every dollar a man makes and that number drops to 58 cents for women of color. Women of color face the extra hurdle of intersectional discrimination which fuels the racial and gender wealth gaps. This is morally inexcusable and also limits access to educational opportunities and career advancement for black women and girls.

"Today symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. It’s a reminder that we in the legislature have the power to pass legislation to ensure women across all racial backgrounds are fairly compensated for their work and I’m encouraged that we can do that this session.

"Additionally, as an appointed member to the newly created Governor’s Council on Women and Girls we have an additional avenue to identify opportunities to address pay equity."

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