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Faison: Equal Pay and Living Wage Essential to New Jersey’s Economy

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Asbury Park, NJ: Dominique Faison is making one thing clear about her economic agenda: eliminating the gender pay gap is a major priority. Faison, an Asbury Park resident running for a Legislative District 11 Assembly seat, says such a legislative priority is long overdue.
“Ensuring women are being paid fair wages, just like their male counterparts, is one of the keys to allowing families all over the state to have a chance to improve their overall economic position,” states Faison. “With more women needing to work to keep their family afloat, equal pay would go a long way to uplift every family in New Jersey as well as help in the battle against child poverty.”
Faison is certain equal pay is a key to turning around the economy for all families in NJ. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, women’s annual earnings were 82.3% of men’s pay. “Closing this gap is long overdue,” contends Faison. “It is time to see equal pay…

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