We still earn $0.77 to our counterpart’s dollar. Shameful.
President Obama kicks off his campaign to close this gender wage gap and simultaneously push for a higher minimum wage.
“Women with college degrees may earn hundreds of thousands of dollars less over the course of her career than a man at the same educational level, and that’s wrong.” Obama said Thursday at Valencia College in Orlando. “This isn’t 1958 – it’s 2014.”
The POTUS is pushing to potentially decrease the wage gap by 5 percent by increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016.
Other stops in the campaign include Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco as the administration discusses women’s issues such as affordable child care and early education programs in addition to the gender wage gap .
President Obama also adds Congress would get more done if it had more women.