Visiting Jenkintown, Hillary Clinton promises to address pay fairness for women

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton vowed Friday to address pay fairness for women if elected president, joining with women at a suburban Philadelphia cafe in the days before the Pennsylvania primary.

Speaking to a largely female crowd at Curds ‘n Whey in Jenkintown, Clinton said she was excited that Harriet Tubman will eventually be on the $20 bill but adds that it’s “not enough to be on the money — you need to be making the money.”

The Democratic presidential candidate was joined by Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the fair pay law signed by President Barack Obama that aims to make it easier for women to sue over wage discrimination.

Ledbetter said the nation needs to “keep this going” and seek paycheck fairness.

Clinton said she’ll fight for paid family leave and make it easier to balance family and work responsibilities.

Clinton was expected to attend a Scranton-area rally at Dunmore High School Friday night.

Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders planned a mid-day town hall meeting in Gettysburg with U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, before moving on to Millersville University later Friday afternoon.

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