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Reason #4 - Equal Pay for Equal Work

By Karen McCauley, Digital Fellow on

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There’s no doubt about it: Barack Obama has always been surrounded by strong, caring, accomplished women. He knows that we cannot succeed as a nation if over 50% of our population still don't make equal pay for equal work.

President Obama’s accomplishments for women cross policy areas, from health care to jobs. Under Obamacare, being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition, and women have access to preventative care like mammograms without copays or deductibles. In addition, 899,810 women in Minnesota will gain access to birth control with no copay.

He supports Planned Parenthood and the good work they do all over the country, ensuring that women have access to high quality, affordable care including cancer screenings and birth control. He believes that a woman’s health care choices are her own, and should be made with her doctor, not interfered with by politicians or employers.

The first law President Obama signed upon coming into office was the “Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act.” He knows that equal pay is not just a women’s issue; it’s a family issue, and he knows we have more to do, including passing paycheck fairness.

As Joe Biden said when he was in Minnesota recently, "We see an America where my four granddaughters have every single solitary opportunity my grandson has!"

We need to give President Obama four more years to finish what he has started for women, for families, and for all Americans.

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