Thursday, January 29, 2009
One Wrong is Righted - President Signs Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
BRAVO! Whoopee! Hooooorayyyyy!
While there are many injustices in the world, I have to say that the Supreme Court ruling on Ledbetter vs. Goodyear and the Senate's foot-dragging on correcting that bizarre ruling has been on the top of my list. It made the top of my list because it was so ridiculous and so easy to correct. But the Big Boys closed ranks and circled the wagons.
Well, now it's done. A year late, but President Obama signed the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law today. It was the first bill he signed into law. Thank you, Mr. President.
And, thank you, everyone who sponsored the bill, voted for it, sent letters of support, and lobbied to keep it on the front burner in Congress.
Now, where is the Paycheck Fairness Actl that passed the House? Let's make sure it gets through the Senate this year. They're being awfully quiet about it these days.
Update: The status of S. 182 is now in the sidebar so we can follow its progress.
Want to watch the video of the signing celebration? Here's the link. Click on the red circle with the 'f' in it.