Today, on the 53rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy signing the first Equal Pay Act, Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester announced an “Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” an eight-point plan to level the playing field for women and make sure all Delaware families have the opportunity to succeed.
“As I travel the state, I hear the same familiar stories from women across Delaware who are balancing work and family and struggling to make ends meet,” said Blunt Rochester. “We have a GOP-led Congress that doesn’t understand women’s lives and is decades behind in family-friendly policies. When women succeed our families succeed and I’ll fight every day in Congress to give Delaware families a fair shot at success.”
She is the first candidate in the race to put forth an economic agenda for women and families. The plan includes:
– Equal Pay for Equal Work
– Affordable Childcare
– Guaranteed Paid Sick Days
– Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses
– Raising the Minimum Wage
– Paid Family and Medical Leave
– Safeguarding Social Security and Medicare
– Protecting a Woman’s Right to Chose
Blunt Rochester’s An Economic Agenda for Women and Families is available on her website at https://lisabluntrochester.com/sites/default/files/EconomicAgendaforDelawareWomenandFamilies2016.pdf.