Women in Michigan still make just 77.1 cents for every dollar a man earns, worse than the national average. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Michigan ranks in the bottom 1/3 of states on the status of women. Michigan ranks 36th out of 51 states in both employment and earnings, and health and well-being. We fare worse in the areas of work and family (44th out of 51) and reproductive rights (45th out of 51).
W2WTC supports progressive candidates who will work to end these economic and social disparities and advocate for equal pay, benefits including paid family leave, high quality and affordable child care, health insurance, and retirement security, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Call to Action: Urge your state legislators and senators to close the wage gap in Michigan. Fight to continue funding Planned Parenthood in Michigan. Advocate for economic justice by joining a local or state organization such as Women Organize Michigan or Michigan National Organization for Women.