Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job. That shakes out to:
• 6 months of mortgage and utility payments lost
• 10 months of rent lost
• 22 more months (almost 2 years) of family health insurance payments lost
• 77 more weeks (1.5 years’ worth) of groceries lost
More than 1.2 million households in Texas rely on women’s income. But Governor Rick Perry refuses to close the wage gap and give Texas women equal pay for an equal day’s work.
Source: Texas Senator Wendy Davis