Fair pay is on the line

The Senate is set to vote on a fair pay law that could help a lot of people.

Here’s the details from Nevada NOW:

This Wednesday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a bill that could have a major impact on the lives of women who’ve been subject to pay discrimination. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will fix the Supreme Court‘s constitutional misinterpretation and ensure that pay discrimination victims get their fair day in court. This Act will simply return us to the longstanding rule that treated each and every discriminatory paycheck as a new act of discrimination. It’s sad enough that women are still only paid 77 cents or less to men’s dollar, even though civil rights laws banned wage discrimination over four decades ago. The Supreme Court‘s decision could push back much of the progress that women have been making in closing the wage gap. Congress must restore those rights.

Call:

Please call Senators Reid and Ensign today.

  • Reid: 202-224-3542
  • Ensign: 202-224-6244

Please tell the person who answers the phone in your Senators’ offices the following:

  1. I am a constituent. My name is ________.
  2. I am urging the Senator to vote yes on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
  3. This bill is important because it will help to ensure justice for women who have been subject to pay discrimination.

Email:

You can also email our senators through the NOW website:
http://www.capwiz.com/now/issues/alert/?alertid=10323036#message

Background:

Last year the Supreme Court sharply limited the ability of women who have suffered pay discrimination to seek back pay and other compensation. Immediately after the Court denied Lilly Ledbetter’s claim for pay discrimination last May, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and (better late than never) it’s now the Senate’s turn.

Thank You!

Thank you for taking action, and for everything you do to support the rights of women and families.

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