Wyoming is Stronger When Women Are Paid Equally
Wyoming women who are employed full time lose a combined total of approximately $1,364,117,253 every year due to the wage gap. Of the 20,239 family households in Wyoming that are headed by women, about 33% of those families have incomes that fall below the poverty level. 49% of US voters believe the gender wage gap affects the economy gap has a major impact on the U.S. economy as a whole, and Wyoming in particular needs to change how we are supporting our women.
Wage Inequality Exists In All Industries
Percent of Wyoming Women Working Low Wage Jobs
It’s Time for Wyoming to Address Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
It took Wyoming until 2015 to establish a Sexual Assault Protection bill that would protect victims from their attackers. To this day, Wyoming does not have employment laws for victims of domestic violence, and there are no laws that require the surrender of firearms by persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes, domestic violence restraining orders, or of specified domestic violence incidents.
Wyoming has to do better.
A child that enters kindergarten behind academically and/or socially often remains behind throughout school and into adulthood, resulting in costs for society. Costs include higher rates of repeating grades, increased special education needs, dropping out of high school, committing crimes, lower wages and higher consumption of public services. A lack of early childhood education programs also puts a strain on working mothers, and worsens the gender pay gap by making harder for said mothers to go to work knowing their child is receiving the care and education they need to succeed.