Did you know that women, on average, are making 77 cents on the dollar and continue to face discrimination in the workplace. However, as well all know, every woman deserves the opportunity to become a powerhouse in her respected field.
One organization that is hoping to change this and the many issues that women face is the Women’s Equality Party. And for the first time, voters in New York State have the chance to create a political party dedicated to establishing equality. This includes enacting laws that would require equal pay for equal work, ending sexual harassment in the workplace, and ending hiring and salary discrimination against parents.
There is only a few days to get 50,000 voters mobilized (check out this sample ballot) to make history by establishing the first political party dedicated to supporting women's rights. This means that if the WEP is voted in in New York, it will be the first party that can fight to ensure women are paid their fair dues, Roe is protected, pregnant women cannot be discriminated against at work, etc.
Here’s what the Women’s Equality Party stands for?
- Establish Pay Equity for Women
- Stop Sexual Harassment in Every Workplace
- Stop Businesses from Discriminating against Pregnant Women
- Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws
- End Hiring and Salary Discrimination Against Parents
- Stop Landlord Discrimination Against Women Who Depend on Housing Assistance
- Stop Housing Discrimination for Victims of Domestic Violence
- Allow for the Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Employment and Credit and Lending Cases
- Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Strengthening Order-of-Protection Laws
- Apply the full standards of Roe v. Wade in New York
In addition, these candidates also pledge to support passing new legislation that will subject colleges and universities in New York to new oversight and reform how they handle sexual assaults, including incidents involving rape, that are reported on their campuses.
Mark November 4th on your calendar to vote on the Women’s Equality Party line.
Also, pledge to vote the WEP line on November 4.
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