Equal Pay Day Brings Awareness To Wage Gap
Lawmakers across the country are marking Equal Pay Day on Tuesday.
It's a symbolic holiday hoping to draw attention to how much longer it takes the average woman to earn as much as a man in the same job.
President Obama marking the day with an equal pay event at the Sewall- Belmont House in Washington D.C.
It's a historic site in the women's suffrage movement, the President will designate as a national monument.
"If we truly value fairness, then America should be a level playing field where everyone who works hard gets a chance to succeed. That's good for America."
The President is calling for Congress to produce and equal pay bill sooner, rather than later.
A recent report shows at current rates of change, the pay gap won't be closed until 2059.