Letter: The Truth About Jay Webber And Equal Pay


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September 27, 2018

Dear Editor:

NJ State Assemblyman Jay Webber is running for election on November 6 to represent our NJ 11th District in Congress. Mikie Sherrill’s latest attack on Jay Webber claims that he does not support equal pay for equal work. This is simply untrue and only makes for good headlines when not presented with all the facts. The truth is Jay voted against a bill that called for equal pay for “substantially similar” work. Those two words left too much room for interpretation and Jay made the correct vote against bad legislation.

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The bill Jay voted against had several flaws. The New Jersey Law Journal wrote an editorial warning against the negative impact the law could have on businesses. The editorial stated the legislation would likely “bestow benefits largely on the lawyers litigating its meaning.” (New Jersey Law Journal, June 4, 2018) Jay clearly identified the efforts of lawyers to line their pockets rather than help women in unfair pay situations.

Jay Webber does support EQUAL pay for EQUAL work and he stands by his word. As an attorney, Jay has defended women who have suffered unfair retaliation and discrimination in the workplace. Further, Jay is the grandson of two working grandmothers, the son of a working mom, the husband of a Harvard-trained lawyer, and the father of four daughters. There’s no doubt he is committed to maintaining and expanding opportunity for all women in the workplace and elsewhere.

To read the “truth” about Jay Webber go to

Mary Bovich

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  1. What is interesting about the Diane B Allen Equal Pay Act that Mr. Webber voted against is that it actually passed 74-2. Mr. Webber was one of only two people who voted against it. This tells me 2 things about Mr. Webber–1) he is not for working women of this state, and 2) he can not even be bipartisan on the MOST bipartisan bill you can find! Do we need more partisanship in Washington?

    Instead of going to his website for truth, I suggest looking over his voting record.


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