October 06, 2015

General Roth Commends Governor's Approval of the Fair Pay Act

Chair of Legislative Women's Caucus thanks General Roth for his unwavering, early support

General Richard Roth commended the Governor for signing Senate Bill 358, the Fair Pay Act, into law today.

The Fair Pay Act by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the bipartisan California Legislative Women's Caucus, improves the State's outdated equal pay law by protecting women from being paid less than their male counterparts for "substantially similar work," even if the job title may be different.

"I commend the Governor for signing this critical measure of fairness and equity into law," said General Roth. "I am proud to have stood with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, a true public servant who has dedicated her life to protecting the rights of all women, in working to pass the Fair Pay Act.  Our sisters, wives and daughters deserve the same consideration in wages and accountability as men, and as State Senator I will continue to stand with women everywhere."

Senator Jackson, a former prosecutor who has been a champion for women's equality for decades, thanked General Roth for his unwavering early support of the Fair Pay Act, as well as his ongoing commitment to the rights of all women.

"General Roth's help and unwavering support in passing the Fair Pay Act will ensure men and women are paid equally for their hard work," said Senator Jackson.  "As Chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, I thank General Roth for being a key ally in the fight for women's equality, and for being one of the earliest and strongest supporters of the Fair Pay Act.  Women throughout California will certainly be better off as a result of this law."

Senator Jackson is a former prosecutor and practicing attorney, educator, and small business owner. She was elected to the California State Senate in 2012 to represent the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.

The Legislative Women's Caucus represents and advocates on behalf of the diverse interests of women, children and families throughout California. It seeks to increase participation and representation of women in state government. Members of the Legislative Women's Caucus seek to promote sound legislative policies and budget priorities that will improve the well-being of women, children and families.

Contact: Lisa Gasperoni
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