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Biden marks Equal Pay Day alongside U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe | FULL

CA, 25 Mar 2021
Megan Rapinoe and Margaret Purce of the U.S. women’s soccer team joined U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on Wednesday to mark Equal Pay Day, with other members of the team joining virtually.

Rapinoe said that despite four World Cup championships and Olympic gold medals she has been “devalued" as well as "disrespected and dismissed” because she’s been paid less than her counterparts on the U.S. men’s soccer team.

The U.S. women's soccer team reached a settlement in December with U.S. Soccer on certain working conditions, including team travel and accommodations but continues to fight in the courts to achieve pay equal to the men's soccer team.

Biden marked the day by signing a proclamation committing to seeking equal pay as the U.S. recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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