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Make it easier to file equal-pay lawsuits

I am committed to ensuring that women are treated fairly and have an equal opportunity to build a strong economic future for themselves and their families. Having successful women in every sector of the economy moves America forward--bolstering our position as a social and economic leader in the 21st century.

Occupational segregation exists in many sectors. Women are egregiously underrepresented in top positions at our leading companies. Only 4.2% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. We should spotlight the companies that are dedicated to hiring women and helping women ascend the corporate ladder.

We should make it easier for women to report wage discrimination and to file equal-pay lawsuits so that employers are held accountable. The federal government should provide resources to workers and businesses about how to report wage discrimination, and all businesses should be mandated to post the guidelines where they are accessible to all employees.

Source: 2016 California House campaign website RoKhanna.com , Nov 8, 2016

Raise the minimum wage to $15

A higher minimum wage tied to inflation is essential for growing the middle class and for America's economic prosperity. Congress has never provided an automatic adjustment for inflation, and the minimum wage's real value has steeply declined. Boosting the minimum wage will help restore consumer spending and generate business growth.

We should raise the minimum wage to $15--what it would be if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years--and index it to inflation thereafter. In the Bay Area where the cost of living is especially high, it is essential for workers to have a baseline of economic security so they can provide for themselves and their families. I am encouraged to see that raising the minimum wage is gaining bipartisan support and I am committed to working with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to make sure people working full-time in minimum wage jobs can support their families.

Source: 2016 California House campaign website RoKhanna.com , Nov 8, 2016

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