Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fair Pay for Women

I just got this from the Run, Baby, Run Listserve.

From the National Organization for Women (NOW):

Tell Your Senators: Support Fair Pay for WomenWith your help, we won the battle in the House of Representatives to restore our equal pay rights. Now we need your help to pass it in the Senate.Ask your senators to support equal pay for women!As you may recall, recently 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 in May, Sen. Hillary Clinton and other supporters started the ball rolling on legislative fixes to this judicial misinterpretation. With support from NOW and many activists across the country, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act last month and now it's the Senate's turn.

Later this month, the Senate will take up its version of the bill, the Fair Pay Restoration Act, which would return us to the longstanding rule that treated each and every discriminatory paycheck as a new act of discrimination. The Fair Pay Restoration Act will fix the Court's constitutional misinterpretation and ensure that pay discrimination victims get their fair day in court.Send your senators a thank-you note if they're supporting the bill or ask them to sign on! Our automated system will let you know whether your senators are supporters and provide a sample message.It's sad enough that women are still only paid 77 cents to men's dollar, even after four decades of civil rights law that banned wage discrimination. But the Supreme Court's decision threatens to push back much of the progress that women have been making in closing the wage gap and now Congress must restore those rights.

Get more information about the Fair Pay Restoration Act:

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-Agent Ska-

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