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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 06:25 PM
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Tell Senators to Restore the Rights of Workers to Sue for Pay Discrimination (Lilly Ledbetter)



Take Action Now:
Call your senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge their support for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S.181).

As early as this Thursday, January 15, the Senate could consider the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S.181). Last year, the bill was filibustered by a handful of senators, thereby preventing a full vote in that chamber. As the bill will likely come to the Senate floor this week, now is the time to call senators and urge them to pass S.181 so that all American workers who suffer from pay discrimination get their day in court.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is an important legislative fix to a May 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.) which severely limits the ability of workers who suffer from pay discrimination to sue and recover damages under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Without this fix, the impact of the Courts decision will be widespread, affecting pay discrimination cases involving women and racial and ethnic minorities, as well as cases under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Call you senators today at 202-224-3121. Tell them to support S.181 and reaffirm that pay discrimination has legally enforceable remedies.

Learn more about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/lilly-ledbette...

Tell your family, friends and colleagues to urge their senators to restore the rights of workers to sue for pay discrimination!
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 06:30 PM
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 07:12 PM
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I feel pretty confident this will pass easily, few Republickers up for re-election in 2010 want to deal with a no vote on this one.
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