President Obama recently spoke at Orlando’s Valencia College about several topics, one of them being women’s issues.
He discussed the problems of unequal pay between women and men in the work force, unfair policies for maternity leave, and the need for more women in Congress and other institutions, stating ever so comically, “We all know Congress would get more done.”
“”Women with college degrees may earn hundreds of thousands of dollars less over the course of her career than a man at the same educational level, and that’s wrong,” Obama stated about unequal pay.
He also stated, “This isn’t 1958 — it’s 2014…When women succeed, America succeeds.”
And can I get an AMEN to that.
The only problem I have with this is that many presidents have talked about making things better for women in America, but their words are lost with no actual effort. My hope is that the little time Obama has still in office, he does what he can to bring the issues he recently discussed into the cycle of change.
What do you think Obama should do to make things happen?