Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) praised Iceland’s new equal pay law in a Facebook post on Tuesday and urged Americans to “not lose sight” expanding women’s rights.
“We must follow the example of our brothers and sisters in Iceland and demand equal pay for equal work now, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality,” Sanders wrote.
As we fight back Republican efforts to revert women’s rights to second-class, it is important to not lose sight that our real goal is to move forward and expand women’s rights,” he continued.
Iceland became the first country to enact an equal pay law on Monday.
The legislation requires companies employing at least 25 people to obtain government certification of their equal pay policies.
Not content on highlighting a single issue, Sanders also took to twitter on Tuesday to share this video in support of single payer:
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 2, 2018
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