Letters to editor

Women have a ways to go for equal pay

The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, but despite this federal law, the gender pay gap still exists over 50 years later. Tuesday, March 31, the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Algona branch planned to mark the day that the average woman finally, in 15 months, makes the same amount as her male counterpart does in 12 months. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to do our usual Equal Pay Day activities.

Carole BernhardMember AAUW-Algona Branch

BRAK postponed indefinitely

Algona Rotary announced that the sixth annual 2020 BRAK event (Bike Ride Around Kossuth), originally scheduled for June 13, has been postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus COVID-19 safety concerns. There is a possibility that BRAK may be rescheduled to a date in the fall.

Justin N. Davis, Algona

Ask senators to vote yes on S.J. 6

Iowans can’t be blamed for puzzling over the controversy going on in Washington regarding the Equal Rights Amendment. After all, Iowans voted to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex by ratifying the original ERA when they passed it on March 24, 1972. Unfortunately, at that time not enough states joined in supporting equal rights for women, and that proposal fell short of the 38 states needed to see it become the law of the land.

Terese Grant, Grinnell

Read these letters in the June 11 Kossuth County Advance.

 

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