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Women lobby at Louisiana State Capitol for equal pay


Women's rights organizations from across Louisiana are at the Louisiana State Capitol lobbying for equal pay.

Right now, Louisiana women make 69 cents for every $1 a man makes doing the same job.

"Once the practices start rolling out and women see what they're being paid and we start documenting those practices, you'll start to see a flourishing economy," said Melodia Gutierrez with the American Association of University Women. "You'll see flourishing families, so you'll basically start to see a fair playing ground."

The AAUW said there are four proposed bills this legislative session that would widen the scope of equal pay in the state. Last year, lawmakers passed a bill dealing with paycheck fairness, but it only applies to government workers.

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