Commemorating the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote and questioning Congresswoman Capito's commitment to West Virginia women
Charleston, W.Va. - Today, West Virginia AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue will join the Alliance for Retired Americans, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, West Virginia Citizen's Action Group, and other organizations to rally for Women's Equality Day and highlight Congresswoman Capito's votes against West Virginia women. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. outside of Congresswoman Capito's Charleston office (4815 MacCorkle Avenue, SE). Kenny Perdue released the following statement:
"Women have ascended to leadership positions across West Virginia, but perhaps one of their greatest impacts can be felt in the West Virginia workforce. Recent studies show West Virginia women play an integral role in supporting their households now, more than ever, despite being paid less than men doing the same job. I call upon all West Virginians to celebrate the achievements of women and recommit ourselves to the goal of gender equality in this country." Kenny Perdue said.
"Congresswoman Capito claims to be on the side of women's rights - including equal pay - but her voting record reflects oppositely of her rhetoric. She has repeatedly opposed legislation that would bolster laws against gender discrimination in workplace pay. Capito voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2007 and again in 2009. In 2008, 2013, and 2014, while claiming to be on the side of women, Capito voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would add furthe rprotections to the Equal Pay Act of 1963. You can't claim to stand with West Virginia women with a voting record like that. West Virginia women deserve a Senator who will speak up for them in Washington, not someone like Congresswoman Capito who will sell them out to help her Wall Street friends."