Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Expresses Disappointment At Gov. Brown’s Veto of Gender Pay Equity Bill

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SACRAMENTO  – (Sunday, October 15, 2017) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher made the following statement following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to veto her Gender Pay Equity Act bill, which would have required large California companies to disclose salary data so the public could see which companies were paying women less than men for doing the exact same jobs.

"Obviously I'm not happy," Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher said. "We know there is a wage gap at all levels of work. This is indisputable. Policies that tinker on the edges will help, but until we become honest with ourselves and transparent, we will spend decades tackling this issue. That means my 21-year-old daughter will face wage inequities based on her gender. That's not good enough. We are far from done and we will be bringing legislation next year to further address the gender pay gap."

Earlier this year, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research estimated that California wouldn’t eliminate its gender wage gap until 2043 if recent progress continues at its current pace.​ 

For more information on this issue or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher, contact Alex Roth at (619) 338-8090 OR (619) 228-3253.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher represents California’s 80th Assembly District, located in southern San Diego County, including the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, and National City. She serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace, and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. For more information on Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher visit https://a80.asmdc.org/