Reform the Sugar Program: Cosponsor the Sugar Program Modernization Act

Our government’s current sugar program is a job-killer.  It ensures profits for the connected few at the expense of the many.  It operates at a substantial cost to taxpayers, consumers and businesses.  It’s rooted in supply-management economics that were
drafted nearly 90 years ago.  Every other commodity program was subjected to reforms during the last Farm Bill – except the sugar program. 

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Help Eliminate the Wage Gap by Cosponsoring the Pay Equity for All Act

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2418, the Pay Equity for All Act, which aims to help reduce the gender and racial wage gap by prohibiting employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants as a condition of employment or continued employment. 
Massachusetts recently became the first state to ban salary history questions, and other states such as California and Colorado are considering similar legislation—and in May 2017, New York City banned employers from asking salary history questions during
the application process. 

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Support a Bill to Eliminate Unequal Pay for Women in Gender-Based Jobs

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 2095, the Fair Pay Act of 2017.  The 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA), the first of the great civil rights statutes of the 1960s, was successful for close to 20 years, but it is too creaky with age to be useful today.  It is long
time to amend the EPA to reflect the new workforce, in which women work as much as men. 

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