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Received this e-mail from Wendy Davis' (D. TX) gubernatorial campaign:

The secret’s out in a big way: Greg Abbott is on the wrong side of the equal pay issue.

Why? Because Abbott is opposed to laws making it easier for Texas women to fight discrimination in state court.

Friend, Wendy fights for all Texans. That includes women who want -- and deserve -- to be paid fairly for their work, and the families that rely on their income.

We’ve put together a new press video of Abbott’s business as usual position on equal pay. Click here to watch it. Then sign on to support Texas women.

Greg Abbott’s not just coming to the wrong conclusion on this issue, he’s listening to the wrong people. His allies have some truly bizarre notions of why the wage gap exists: like that women are “too busy” to get equal pay, or that men are just “better negotiators.”

Wendy on the other hand is listening to Texans -- the women and men she meets as she criss-crosses the state. The ones who say that their economic security depends on a woman’s salary -- and they can’t afford to lose money every month because of the gender wage gap.

To understand the importance of equal pay, maybe Greg Abbott should talk to his own female employees, who make less than his male employees.

If you have a minute (actually, 47 seconds), watch the video. Then sign the petition to show your support for equal pay.

One thing’s for sure -- when Wendy is governor, women and families in Texas will know that she’s on their side.

Thank you for standing with her.


Karin Johanson
Campaign Manager
Wendy R. Davis for Governor, Inc.

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Originally posted to pdc on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 05:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, This Week in the War on Women, and Turning Texas: Election Digest.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    antooo, ERdoc in PA, BMScott

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 05:01:37 PM PDT

  •  Wait, it gets worse . . . (0+ / 0-)
    To understand the importance of equal pay, maybe Greg Abbott should talk to his own female employees, who make less than his male employees.
    Soon to come:  Abbott For Governor ads with his current female staffers stating that they don't deserve to earn as much as their male co-workers, because they're too busy taking their kids to soccer games to work overtime.

    "Soylent Green is people too, my friend!" Guess Who

    by oldmaestro on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 06:24:09 PM PDT

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