Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright Joins Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney in Releasing 2016 Gender Pay Inequality Report

U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Report gives numbers to consequences for women, families and the economy

Upper East Side, Manhattan – On Friday, April 8, 2016 Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright joined Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney in releasing annual Congressional Joint Economic Committee Report on Gender Pay Inequality at Hunter College. Congresswoman led the panel of women who have distinguished themselves as fighters for women’s rights and equal pay – Heidi Hartmann, President of Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, Hunter College Professor of Economics Purvi Sevak, and Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright.

“I am proud to join Congresswoman Maloney and the remarkable expert women on this panel to bring everyone’s attention to the stark realities detailed in this report,” said Assembly Member Seawright. “The report shows that our economy is two trillion dollars bigger today due to women’s participation in the workforce, and still, women make 79 cents on a dollar men do nationally, and 87 cents statewide. We simply must redouble our efforts, through legislation, education and sunlight to break the cycle of inequitable treatment so that women may obtain not just what they earn, but what they deserve.”