We've been tracking the Fair Pay Restoration Act since the Supreme Court ruled against Ledbetter last May.
Next week, the Senate Committee holds its hearings on the bill. (The House passed it in July.)
Take two minutes to thank Senators Clinton and Schumer for sponsoring this bill. Fewer than a third of the senators have committed themselves as co-sponsors, so our senators need our support and appreciation.
"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Ledbetter v. Goodyear case in May severely limited the ability of victims of pay discrimination to sue under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Fair Pay Restoration Act restores the law to how it was previously applied to be consistent with Congress' intent and the Court's own precedents. The bill would also apply to all claims of discrimination in compensation. Thanks to the hard work of AAUW members and other coalition partners, the House passed its companion bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2831), in July."To send your thanks just click on this link:
American Association of University Women - Two Minute Activist