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Jim Barksdale on Civil Rights

 

 


Eradicate anti-LGBTQ discrimination codified in legal code

Legislation passed in North Carolina aimed at the LGBTQ community threatens to codify discrimination where it does not belong--inside of our legal codes. Jim is opposed to discrimination in every form and as a U.S. Senator, he will be an ally in the effort to eradicate it from our society.
Source: 2016 Georgia Senate campaign website JimBarksdale.com , Aug 31, 2016

The gender wage gap is a real economic crisis

Jim feels strongly that we as a nation must live up to our ideals and today, that means ensuring all who live in this country, including women, are treated justly and fairly, as espoused by Eleanor Roosevelt in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."

We cannot continue to have women paid fractions compared to their male counterparts. In Georgia, women earn 82 cents for every dollar earned by men, and for women of color the disparities are even more stark. The wage gap is a real economic crisis and has to be addressed by our elected leaders in Washington.

In Georgia, 562,000 households are headed by women. Eliminating an unfair wage gap would give a much needed boost to Georgian families who need to pay rent, buy a car to get to work, save for retirement and educate their children.

Source: 2016 Georgia Senate campaign website JimBarksdale.com , Aug 8, 2016

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