who are Poor
Issue of Human Life
Poverty is a daily issue
of life for many women and children.
79% of the poor
people in the U.S. are women and children.
More than 8 million
American families are headed by women, yet 33% of those households
are below the poverty level, compared to 6% of those headed
In 1977, the median
income of families headed by women was $7,765; the median income
of families headed by men was $14,538.
women today earn only 59 cents for every dollar earned by full-time
Minority women are
hardest hit, with black and Hispanic women at the bottom of
the national wage scale.
Women work for the
same reason as men: economic need. Yet they are still seen
as a “marginal” work force – those who earn the “second” salaries
For every dollar
earned by men, women in the same job category earn much less:
THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
will provide a constitutional commitment to equal pay for equal work
and equal employment opportunity. Discrimination today can be profitable.
The Equal Rights Amendment will help take the profit out of discrimination.
|“Choose life that you
and your children may live . . . “ - Deut. 30:19 |