Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | JUNE 06, 2012 6:30 AM

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GOP backs unfairness toward women

Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky released the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close loopholes that prevent women from fighting for equal pay and would help stop pay discrimination before it starts:

"Apparently, Sen. [Chuck] Grassley and his Republican colleagues, as well as Mitt Romney, don't think this basic issue of economic fairness is a priority. In fact, despite being his party's candidate for president, Iowa women don't know where Mitt Romney stands on this fundamental legislation: on the side of economic fairness or with the Senate Republicans?

"Today, we saw that Mitt Romney was nowhere to be found when it came time to stand up for Iowa women and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. And that's not working for Iowa women or their families.

"Unlike President Obama, who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work and has fought to enhance the economic security of our families, our communities, and our country, Mitt Romney today was silent — content to once again allow extreme voices in his party to push their out-of-touch agenda. That's not the kind of leadership Iowa women are looking for in a president."

Michael Hunt
communication director, Iowa Democratic Party

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