Four Hundred Thousand Reasons to Vote

NOW President Terry O’Neill wrote an Op-ed for about the importance of keeping Social Security intact for all women: “Women already comprise the largest group of elderly who live in poverty, a fact that reveals the urgency of improving–not cutting–benefits. But while a robust Social Security system helps protect women’s economic security, there’s another important step we must take: End wage discrimination in the workplace now. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act made it illegal for employers to pay women less than men for doing the same work. At the time, women earned just 58 cents for every dollar made by men.”