Women Rally for Equal Pay at State Capitol

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Lansing (WILX) According to the National Organization of Women, women are paid 74 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same job.

Tuesday, a group of women gathered at the capitol hoping to change that.

They are encouraging lawmakers to pass bills in the House to close the gap.

"This is not a Democrat Republican issue, this is an issue for all families in Michigan." said Michigan Now Vice President Mary Pollock.
"These are the potholes on our roads, only this is the economic road to equality in pay in Michigan."

Supporters want a hearing on a bill that would penalize employers who don't pay men and women equally if they have the same qualifications.

They also want a commission to study wage equity.

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