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Clinton calls for equal pay for women

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 01:14

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton focused on equal pay at campaign stop saying, ''It is way past time for us to guarantee equal pay for women's work.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to a familiar theme of her campaign calling for equal pay for women at a campaign event in Atlanta, Georgia. "It is way past time for us to guarantee equal pay for women's work," Clinton said. "I was in Nevada, and I was doing a Town Hall, and I called on a young girl and she stood up and she said,' If you are the girl President will you make the same money that the boy President's have,' I had to think for a minute, then I said 'Yeah I think so,'" Clinton said. Last year, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women. Democrats, including President Barack Obama, often cite the statistic that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The 77-cent figure comes from recent U.S. Census Bureau reports based on the annual median salaries for men and women and is not controlled for other factors. In New Hampshire, Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman U.S. president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating contest to a 74-year-old man in part because women preferred him. In New Hampshire, NBC News exit polls showed Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady, won 44 percent of the women's vote to 55 percent for her Democratic Party rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Young women contributed significantly to Clinton's loss, and the candidate acknowledged that she struggled with young voters.

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Clinton calls for equal pay for women

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 01:14