April 17th is National Equal Pay Day -- the day that symbolizes how far into any given year a woman must work in order to earn as much as a man earned in the previous year.How would you feel if waitresses only filled 3/4 of your waterglass, nurses gave only 3/4 of your blood transfusion, or dental technicians only cleaned 3/4 of your teeth?
For example -- in 2012, a woman needs to work through all of 2011 and up until April 17, 2012 in order to earn as much as her male counterparts did in 2011 alone.
Republicans have repeatedly voted against fair pay laws. Every male republican in the senate voted against the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act. We need more non-republican women in Congress to address this travesty.