Male-female wage inequality is persistent, unfair, unnecessary — and real.
Too many Ohioans are living in difficult economic times. Things are even harder for families with two wage earners when women are consistently paid almost one-fourth less than what men earn, often for doing the same job.
Despite touting his campaign slogan of “making it harder to cheat and easier to vote,” Jon Husted’s decision to restrict early voting on weekdays from 8am to 5pm and to cut Sunday voting simply ignores the realities of everyday, hard-working Ohioans. His one-size fits all directive doesn’t make it easier for ALL Ohioans to vote, it makes it harder.
Ohio’s elected officials should be making it easier to vote, but Secretary of State’s directive does irreparable harm to the people of Ohio. One-size-fits-all solutions don’t work for our diverse state. Our largest county is 95-times the size of the smallest—our local elections officials need the flexibility to craft a system that works for their voters. At a time when 400,000 plus Ohioans are unemployed or underemployed, and we have middle class folks working two and three jobs to make ends meet, working families should not lose their voice in our government because we suddenly we want to close the polls on Sundays–the only day that some have off.