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Turner Calls for Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s National Team

Trenton – Senator Shirley Turner is introducing a resolution at an upcoming Senate Session urging the U.S. Soccer Federation to provide the U.S. Women’s National Team with equal pay and work conditions. The Senator issued the following statement on the resolution:

“The Women’s National Team has proven once again that they are the best in the world at what they do and two members of the team are from right here in New Jersey, Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd. For the second consecutive World Cup they have taken the tournament by storm and captivated our nation with their talent and passion.

“It is hard to believe that after winning their fourth World Cup they are still paid less than the men’s team which has never once taken home that trophy. Many people argue that the reason the women’s team gets paid less is because they generate less revenue, but between 2016 and 2018 the women’s team generated nearly a million dollars more than the men’s team.

“By paying these women less than the men’s team we are sending a troubling message to our girls. This is not just paying women less for the same work, it is paying women less for superior work, which is unacceptable under any circumstances. I hope the U.S. Soccer Federation will listen to the collective call of the nation and right this wrong.”