Appel Calls for Equal Pay
Plans to continue fight to end pay discrimination in Congress
DES MOINES — 3rd Congressional district candidate Staci Appel (D-Ackworth) today recognized Equal Pay Day and promised to continue to build on her work in the Iowa Senate in Congress.
“I’m so proud of the work I did in the Iowa Senate, running the bill making Iowa one of the first in the nation to adopt the Lilly Ledbetter Act into state law,” said Appel. “So today, on Equal Pay Day, I promise to continue the fight to end gender discrimination in pay in Congress and build an economy that works for all of Iowa’s families.”
Equal Pay Day symbolizes the date in 2014 when wages paid to American women catch up to the wages paid to men from the previous year, nearly 100 days into 2014. According to the National Women’s Law Center, women in Iowa make 77.5 cents for every dollar a man makes.
“I urge my Republican opponents to join me in calling on Congress to pass Senator Harkin’s Paycheck Fairness Act,” said Appel. “This bill will build upon the first step made by Ledbetter towards equal pay and ensure that everyone who works hard gets a fair shot to succeed.”
Throughout the week, Appel’s campaign will be releasing video’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter of women from across the 3rd district calling on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to give every Iowan a shot at getting ahead.