City Council Backs Girls' Soccer Team Equal Pay Push
The city council in Vermont's largest city is showing support for the high school girls varsity soccer team action calling for equal pay that has received global attention.
During a recent game the Burlington High School women’s soccer team took off their jerseys to reveal equal pay t-shirts, earning cheers from the crowd and penalty cards from the referees.
Burlington city councilors all wore the shirts Monday and approved a resolution offered by South District Democrat Joan Shannon. “Burlington City Council hereby recognizes each member of the Burlington High School’s girls varsity soccer team as a change-maker, influencer, and role model for our city and our youth.”
WCAX-TV reports the the team has sold more than 2,500 equal pay jerseys to people in 35 states.
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