Hillary Clinton rallies around equal pay for women

By Kristen Vake

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton spoke to a packed gym at Grand View University in Des Moines this morning. One issue Clinton often focuses on is equal pay for women and today’s rally was no different.

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Secretary Clinton announced today that she won the endorsement from the equal pay pioneer, Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter was the woman behind the passing of federal legislation that makes it easier for women to challenge employers when they are not receiving equal pay.

Ledbetter said Clinton is a “fierce and uncompromising champion for women, for basic fairness, and for opportunity for everyone.”

Photo at top: Hillary Clinton speaks to crowd at Grand View University in Des Moines (Kristen Vake/Medill)