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Equal Pay Day – April 20th

April 7, 2010

Blog for Fair Pay 2010

I just signed up to blog for fair pay for women on the 20th of this month. We’ve had a major success already with the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, but the fight for equal pay isn’t over. Women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, and for women of color, the numbers are even worse. A bill before the Senate, the Paycheck Fairness Act, would help to deter wage discrimination against women. Please urge your Senators to support this bill, and find out more about equal pay for women.

The Paycheck Fairness Act, passed in the House of Representatives in January 2009 and now pending in the Senate, aims to strengthen current laws against wage discrimination and provides tools to enable the federal government to be more proactive in the fight. Among other things, the Paycheck Fairness Act would also close a significant loophole in the Equal Pay Act to allow for full compensation for sex-based wage discrimination.

If you would like to join me in blogging on the topic “What would it mean if there weren’t a $10,662 wage gap?” on April 20th, Sign Up Now!

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