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 |