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Fox News is the latest national outlet to pick up the story about a New Hampshire State Representative making disparaging remarks about women. Speaking in opposition to the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act this week, Rep. Will Infantine (R-Manchester) told fellow legislators that women just need to work as hard as men if they want to earn more.



Excerpt: “Men by and large make more because of some of the things they do. Their jobs are, by and large, more riskier. They don’t mind working nights and weekends. They don’t mind working overtime, or outdoors in the elements … Men are more motivated by money than women are.” - NH State Rep. Will Infantine (R-Manchester)
Granite State Progress told reporters: “Comments like these only serve to remind us of the outdated thinking that has allowed paycheck inequity to exist in the workplace for way too long. Women are not asking for anything more than an equal day’s pay for an equal day’s work. The New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act will give women the tools they need to challenge wage gaps and help create a climate where wage discrimination is no longer tolerated. These laws are needed to eliminate loopholes, increase transparency in wages, and ensure that all workers have the appropriate tools and resources to help them earn a fair and equal paycheck, without fear of retaliation.”

So far the Boston Globe, WHDH-TV 7News Boston, WBZ News Radio, MSNBC Rachel Maddow, Chicago Sun Times, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Think Progress, Talking Points Memo, and Political Wire have covered the story, to name a few. New Hampshire's WMUR will also be running a story tonight, and Fox On the Record w/Greta Van Susteren will have a segment with Rep. Infantine defending his remarks.

Granite State Progress is proud to be a leader in the coalition to pass a New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act. We work daily to challenge bad policies and dangerous rhetoric that hurts Granite State families.
You can help us continue this work with a generous contribution today. Every dollar you donate is put right back into work to build a stronger, more progressive New Hampshire.
In progress,
Caitlin, Zandra, Tim C. and the rest of the Granite State Progress team


P.S. Despite Rep. Infantine’s extreme rhetoric, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 187 to 134 to pass SB 207 this week; the Senate previously passed the bill in a unanimous vote. The legislation has one last stop at the House Criminal Justice Committee and another floor vote before being sent to the Governor’s desk; Governor Maggie Hassan has previously indicated her support for the bill. Contribute today to help us ensure this bill become a law!


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