“Ladies, put your lipstick on, square your shoulders, and get ready to do battle. This calls for a revolution!”
That’s what Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) said on the floor of the Senate during the successful fight to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. And now she needs our help for the next battle over equal pay — passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.
In the coming weeks, we expect a Senate vote on this vital legislation so we need you to contact your Senators today
Please tell your Senators to show their support for equal pay by co-sponsoring the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by updating the nearly 50-year-old Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their own wages to coworkers.
No law prohibits employers from penalizing and even firing employees just for TALKING about their salaries. By leaving workers in the dark, workers are prevented from ever learning they are experiencing pay discrimination in their workplace.
Please take two minutes to tell your Senators to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act and support equal pay.
Your Senators need to hear from you now! The last time the Senate voted on the Paycheck Fairness Act, in 2010, it fell just a few votes short of moving forward. Women and their families can’t afford for that to happen again.
Thanks for taking action today.
Fatima Goss Graves Vice President for Education and Employment National Women’s Law Center
P.S. Please donate $10 today to support the Center’s work to eliminate the wage gap and press for other policies critical to women and their families.