Thursday, January 15, 2009

Email from National Women's Law Center

"We just got word that the U.S. Senate will begin voting on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act soon — as early as tomorrow.

We've been waiting for this vote. For over a year now, you have worked with us to advocate on behalf of fair pay for women. And now, President-Elect Obama, and many Congressional leaders, have announced their support for quickly passing pay equity legislation.

The House passed both the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act last week. Now the Ledbetter bill is heading to the Senate, and we're hopeful that the Paycheck Fairness Act will not be far behind.

Please send a message to your Senators today urging them to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act without amendment.

The fight is far from over. Last year, when the Senate voted on this bill, it came up just three votes short. This year, we have a real chance of reaching the 60 votes needed to move the bill forward.

And the sooner the bill passes, the sooner Lilly Ledbetter can join President Obama at the White House for the bill signing ceremony.

But before that can happen, we need you to contact your Senators for the final push.

Women in this country still make only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. And for women of color, the numbers are even worse. This is our chance to make a difference — now, when the economic downturn means women are depending on every penny of their income.

Please contact your Senators today.

Thank you for your support on this issue. Together, we can make sure women are able to fight back against pay discrimination.


Signature - Jocelyn Samuels

Jocelyn Samuels
Vice President for Education and Employment
National Women's Law Center"

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Prin...DONE!

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop!