Chicago, IL -- Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter released the following statement on Equal Pay Day:
“The first piece of legislation President Obama signed after taking office was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which strengthens women’s ability to enforce their right to equal pay. Through his actions as President, he has demonstrated his commitment to women’s economic security- from making it easier for women to receive equal pay for equal work, to ensuring women won’t pay more than men for their health care and supporting women-owned small businesses through increased access to capital and new access to federal contracting programs.
“Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has offered women little beyond lip service, distorted claims about the President’s record on women’s issues, and deep cuts in investments to the middle class. Yesterday, he again refused to say whether he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act into law, raising questions about why he feels the need to parse his words on a law that is so fundamental to the economic security not only of women, but also their families. Equal pay for equal work is at the heart of growing the middle class and it is a concept that we can’t afford to turn our backs on.”