Cuomo signs equal pay law ahead of victory parade for USWNT

USWNT World Cup 2019

Sinead O'Connor backs calls for US women's soccer team to be paid more than men's

Cuomo announced the news on Twitter Wednesday morning, sharing a photo of himself with the newly-singed legislation at the USWNT World Cup celebration in lower Manhattan.

She's also involved in legal action against the federation for gender discrimination, claiming the governing body not only pays them less but invests less in travel, medical care and practices facilities with female players often forced to practice on artificial turf, resulting in more injuries. The crowd cheered as marching bands and women on motorcycles escorted the floats carrying the players, coaches and staff up Broadway to City Hall, a path dubbed "the Canyon of Heroes".

The U.S. women's national team has received some powerful backing in the fight for equal pay. Perhaps the best case they've made so far has been on the pitch. "Over the years, from our development programs to our youth national teams to our professional leagues, the NWSL, to our women's national team, U.S. Soccer has invested more in women's soccer than any country in the world".

He says the team "brought us together" and "showed us so much to make us hopeful".

The bill calls for the cutting of any funding that would be used to support the World Cup, including "host cities, participating local and state organizations, the U.S. Soccer Federation, Concacaf and FIFA".

Since the late 1800s, the famous parade route has honored military leaders, visiting royalty, Olympic champions and dozens of legendary NY athletes, celebrating championships by the Yankees and Giants. "I think that you're harking back to an era that was not great for everyone". I think he's on the right side of things. "We'll look at that".

The team continued their charge during the parade, passing around a sign that read, "Parades are cool".

The proposal from Manchin following the USA women's team's World Cup victory in France came after receiving a letter from the head women's soccer coach at West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown. "New York will continue to lead the way forward and stand in solidarity with women and girls in every corner of this state".

When U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro was drowned out by hecklers as he spoked at Wednesday's victory parade to celebrate the U.S. women's national soccer team's World Cup win, Megan Rapinoe came to his defense.

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