Ivanka Trump announced her support for Equal Pay Day on Tuesday.
The first daughter tweeted, “#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. We must work to close the gender pay gap!”
Equal Pay Day was initiated in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity in an effort to end the pay gap between American men and women.
According to USA Today, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) plans to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, a proposed U.S. labor law, on Tuesday.
This will be the 11th time the bill, which seeks to end the gender pay gap, has been introduced.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 4, 2017
A 2015 research conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research showed that women typically earn 80 cents for every dollar that men earn, regardless of occupation or position.
Ivanka Trump claims that her father has always provided equal opportunities for women in the workplace.
“He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this, too, right alongside him,” the first daughter said.
President Trump has spoken on this issue in the past, and of its importance.
“If they do the same job, they should get the same pay,” Trump said in 2015 on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “But it’s very hard to say what’s the same job. It’s very tricky. These are one of those things we have to look at very strongly.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 4, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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