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Today is #EqualPayDay. Here’s what that means for women.

Today is #EqualPayDay. Women are the primary breadwinners for more than half a million North Carolina families, but thanks to a persistent wage gap, it’s generally harder for these families to make ends meet. Investing in good jobs in every community can go some way to closing the wage gap, but that won’t be enough. The wage gap will persist as long as we continue to ignore policy choices that specifically address it, and that will leave many North Carolinians and their families without full economic security.

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