Maggie Hassan on Civil Rights


Women earn only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men

We must renew our commitment to a fundamental principle: an equal day's work deserves an equal day's pay. Well over half of the women working in today's economy are either the primary or co-breadwinners in their families. And yet, women in New Hampshire, who are working full-time jobs, earn only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Nationally, studies have found that a pay gap exists between men and women in nearly every occupation.

Senator Larsen has introduced legislation that will improve the financial security of working families by helping all of our workers access appropriate resources to help them earn a fair and equal paycheck, without fear of retaliation. I ask the legislature to strengthen our economy and our middle class by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Source: 2014 State of the State address to Connecticut legislature , Feb 6, 2014

Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH

Maggie believes in the rights of all citizens to participate fully in the civic and economic life of our communities. In the State Senate, she was instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH. The Concord Monitor reported "Hassan helped gay marriage pass the Senate by crafting an amendment that won over hesitant senators. The state representative who sponsored the legislation said Hassan was able to find a consensus among Democratic senators that the existing civil union law was not sufficient."
Source: N.H. Governor 2012 campaign website, maggiehassan.com , Nov 6, 2012

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