INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody released the following statement on International Women’s Day.
“Today we honor and celebrate the achievements and sacrifices of women, past and present, who have stood up for their rights and the rights of all citizens. International Women’s Day also serves as a stark reminder of the progress left to be made. Instead of simply making statements or sending tweets, elected officials need to take action. In Indiana, women earn just 76 cents for every dollar men make. At this rate, women today will not achieve pay equity until 2086, and Indiana Statehouse Republicans have actively blocked steps to right this injustice. Hoosiers deserve better. We owe it to our mothers, sisters, daughters and our communities to take action. Indiana Democrats have a documented history fighting for pay equality at the Statehouse and at the Capitol. We invite Statehouse Republicans to join us in our efforts to close the wage gap in our state.”