In the continued fight to close the pay gap between men and women, the U.S. Soccer Federation has actually hired two lobbyists to argue that the U.S. women’s team isn’t earning less than the men’s team. The Federation is currently facing a lawsuit, alleging that there is “institutionalized gender discrimination.”
Lobbyists were hired to argue that the women’s team actually made more money than the men’s last year.
They’re trying to convince the Senate to not pass a bill that would require amateur and Olympic athletes to be paid equally, regardless of gender.
The lobbying firms say they “want to provide accurate information and factual numbers” that would prove that the Federation “is a leader in women’s across the world.”
Does the fact that the Federation hired lobbyists for this issue seem a little suspect?
U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to argue women’s national team isn’t underpaid - POLITICO https://t.co/v9tixTzq8c— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) August 7, 2019