April 16, 2021
What's On Our Mind ...
Equal Pay, $10 Trillion, 144 Women

For every dollar a man earns, women earn just 82 cents. Yesterday, Congress took an important step to close that gap with the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

The COVID pandemic has hit women much harder than men. The ensuing child care and school crises forced many women to leave the job force. This will have a devastating impact on their earning potential. Some have even estimated that the pandemic will set gender parity back a generation. The Paycheck Fairness Act is desperately needed.

“This bipartisan legislation will stamp out pay discrimination and ensure that women have the tools they need to hold employers accountable for unfair employment practices, ” said Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN), the bill’s chief sponsor.

JAC was formed in 1980 as the first national women’s PAC aiming to give women a voice in the political process. Even though we earned less than men on the job, our dollars counted just as much when it came to supporting candidates.

It will now be up to the Senate to do what’s right for women and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Call your Senators at 202-224-3121. Our paychecks may not be equal yet, but our voices certainly are.

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The Last Word
"Equal pay is about justice, fairness, and who we are as a nation — and it makes all of us stronger.

— President Joe Biden
Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC) is a pro-Israel PAC with a domestic agenda. We support a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and advocate for reproductive health and the separation of religion and state and incorporate other issues of importance to the Jewish community, including gun violence prevention and climate change. In addition to providing financial support for U.S. Senate and House campaigns, JACPAC educates our membership with outreach events designed to inform and activate their participation in the political process.
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