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Radinovich, Ward support Women's Economic Security Act

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Representatives John Ward, DFL – Baxter, and Joe Radinovich, DFL – Crosby, voted in favor of the Women’s Economic Security Act omnibus bill (HF 2536).

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“When you dig underneath the first layer of economic challenges facing Minnesotans, we find that it is disproportionately women facing barriers to economic security,” said Rep. Ward said in a news release. “Women make up 50 percent of Minnesota’s workforce, but 60 percent of women earn $9.50 or less, and while women earn a majority of college degrees, they are still clustered in low-wage fields.”

“In our state, women earn just 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. We shouldn’t stand for that in Minnesota,” said Rep. Radinovich in the statement. “Women deserve equal pay for equal work.”

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