[Ed. – If true, sad]
Forget those flowers, keep the chocolate box and don’t bother with the romantic restaurant reservation for two. What women really want, according to female House Democrats, is equal pay.
Next week, House Democrats will launch “What Women Need for Valentine’s Day.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., previewed what she and others have in store for the month of February on a conference call earlier this week with Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Donna Edwards, D-Md., along with “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon and pay equity activist Lilly Ledbetter.
“Stay tuned,” Pelosi said. “Next week the House Democratic women will launch an online campaign to highlight what women really want for Valentine’s Day. We’ll be sending more information on how we can work together to get the message out: When women succeed, America succeeds.”
Members of Congress will use social media to outline their Valentine’s Day wish list, which, beyond pay equity, also likely will include paid family and medical leave, paid sick days and affordable child care.