We need to pass paycheck fairness, increase the minimum wage, and provide women with education and training opportunities to further their careers. Women comprise 40 percent of the country’s breadwinners, but the vast majority are low-wage workers in single-headed households. Women are more likely to be in poverty, to file for bankruptcy, and to have less retirement savings. Unmarried women – single, widowed, divorced, or separated – are the most economically insecure. And 50 years after the Equal Pay Act, women are still being paid only 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men for the same job. That comes to an average real difference of $11,000 per year – that is two years’ worth of groceries or over a year of rent. And for women of color the disparity is even worse.