Fair Pay 2

FROM THE National Women's Law Center:

We won in the House.
Now, on to the Senate!
WHERE BIG SHOT REID DENIED THE DEMOCRAT APPOINTEE FROM ILLINOIS A SEAT AND A VOTE REGARDLESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS VOTE TO WOMEN.

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two key fair pay bills we've been fighting for. What a way to start off the new year!

The bills passed by the House — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act — provide women with critical tools to challenge pay discrimination.

But the fight isn’t over yet. President-Elect Obama is ready to sign both bills into law during his first few days in office. But before that can happen, the Senate needs to pass pay equity legislation, too.

Please contact your Senators now and tell them that women can't wait! Our economy is crumbling, and we need fair pay legislation now more than ever.

You can e-mail your Senators, or call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Ask the operator to connect you to your Senators. When you're connected to their offices, tell the person who answers the phone:

I am a constituent. My name is ____________.
I urge you to vote in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, to invoke cloture on both bills, and to oppose any weakening amendments.
Thank you for supporting fair pay for women.
It feels wonderful to be so close to victory! Thank you again for your support at this historic moment.

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

P.S. Every single action counts! Please forward this e-mail to your friends, family, and co-workers and encourage them to contact their Senators today!


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