Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Take Action Tuesday: part 2  

So, I know I already made a post about something you can do for Take Action Tuesday, but this also deserves your attention. Tomorrow at 6PM, the Senate will be voting on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It has already passed in the House, and now it is crucial to let your Senators know that they must pass it as well. It also must be passed with strong support because Bush has threatened a veto. From NOW:

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will fix the 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 the Senate switchboard tomorrow at 1-866-338-1015. The operator will answer, and ask to be connected to the Senators from your state. You will then have the opportunity to leave a message for your Senators - tell them that you strongly urge them to vote for the Fair Pay Act.

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