Bay Area congressional leaders celebrate Women's Equality Day

Bay Area congressional leaders celebrated the anniversary of women's right to vote.

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted out, "Women's equality day reminds us that equality benefits everyone: daughters and granddaughters, sons and grandsons."


NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says gender equality may be one of the most important issues facing society.

"Men are going to have to realize they made a very cushy situation for themselves and that can't continue like that and it's going to be uncomfortable for them to give up some of that power and comfort," Abdul-Jabbar said.

Also Friday, Apple, Facebook, Target and 26 other U.S. companies have signed onto the White House's Equal Pay Pledge. It includes a promise to conduct a yearly analysis of pay by gender, as well as review hiring and the promotion process.

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