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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Women & Family

From ensuring equal work for equal pay to protecting a women’s right to choose to ending gender based discrimination in the workplace; I am committed to supporting a policy agenda that promotes and protects equality and opportunity for women.

I am disappointed to see the right to choose under attack and will continue to speak up and speak out to make sure women have the opportunity to make decisions that are in the best interest of themselves and their families.

According to the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates in my home state of Pennsylvania, the median average earning for women is $40, 214 compared to $50,976 which is the median average earning for men. Closing the wage gap is about making sure all of our families have the same opportunities and access to the resources they need. 

For more information about my work on Women and Family, please contact my office.

 

Last month, I traveled to Jordan with humanitarian organization CARE to see firsthand how U.S. foreign assistance programs are saving lives and building the resilience of displaced individuals and families during one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. Currently, Jordan is home to more than 660,000 Syrian refugees, the majority of whom are women and girls and half of whom are under the age of 18.