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Paycheck Fairness Returning to Congress: Act Now


Next Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, the day when an average woman’s wages will catch up to those of her male counterparts in 2010. That’s right — the wage gap equates to over THREE MONTHS’ worth of women’s work. A steep discount, and it’s outrageous!

Fortunately, some of our allies in Congress think that the wage gap is as outrageous as we do. So in honor of Equal Pay Day, they are reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday!

Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act today!  www.nwlc.org/fairpay 

Women Are Not WorthLess

Ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act and Stop Discounting Women today!

As you probably remember, and with the help of thousands of activists like you, the Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House and fell just a few votes short of moving forward in the Senate in the last Congress. It was close — the closest we’ve ever been.

Take action — ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act now!

Let’s make sure that this year, on Equal Pay Day, Congress knows that Women are Not WorthLess! Thank you for all of your support in the past, and let’s get geared up to see Paycheck Fairness through to the end in the 112th Congress!

Sincerely,

Fatima Goss Graves

Vice President for Education and Employment

National Women’s Law Center

P.S. The women of Wal-Mart took their fight for fair pay all the way to the Supreme Court last week! Did you see our Wal-Mart Manager Madness bracket? Pick your “favorites” today as we whittle down the Egregious Eight to the Foul Four. The Sexist Slam-Dunk will be unveiled next week on Equal Pay Day, so stay tuned!

Wal-Mart Manager Madness – Vote Now on the Sexist 16 Statements


Sex discrimination. In the workplace. It’s madness — right? Imagine hearing things like this at work:

If you would wear lower-cut shirts, you would probably get more pay. http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=HvaOesls0-FHTQ3cfXQKxA..   

The way I see it, a whore for a quarter is a whore for a quarter. http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=01ZMZ7SCfGr09L3YK77-jg..

Men are here to make a career and women aren’t. Retail is for housewives who just need to earn extra money. http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=ArxJU8ZkMvfNjVt3bse_ZQ..

Women working at Wal-Mart report that these were just a few of the absurd statements made by Wal-Mart managers. They are part of the record in the largest class-action fair pay case in history: Wal-Mart v. Dukes, which is being heard today in the U.S. Supreme Court. Reports like these from more than 100 women employees at Wal-Mart describe egregious stereotyping that may have resulted in lower pay and fewer promotions. It IS madness — in fact, it’s Manager Madness. http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=Kmy1ba182tFpC33GZDh_AQ..

Which sexist statement will reign supreme? We’ve seeded our own special March Madness bracket, and you get to determine the results. It’s up to you to decide — we’re pitting “Low Cut Shirts” manager against “Whore for a Quarter” manager — and more. Wal-Mart Manager Madness: The Sexist 16 is now open for voting! http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=vYGICmWgSg2Fp81UNOFQJg..

Voting opens today for the first round! Round 1 will have 16 of the “best” — er, “worst,” sexist statements available for your outraged perusal. Vote today — and every day, until we vote for our Sexist Slam-Dunk Final on Equal Pay Day (April 12th)!

It’s not every day that a case of such importance to working women goes before the Supreme Court! Today happens to be that day — oral arguments are happening right now in front of the country’s highest court, and we need to make sure these outrageous statements get the attention they deserve. Vote today! http://action.nwlc.org/site/R?i=bCiJsgUtkMRj1f-t0Srs2g..

Sincerely,

Fatima Goss Graves

Vice President for Education and Employment

National Women’s Law Center

P.S. As you’re voting, honor the brave women of Wal-Mart today by taking action to ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Breaking News: White House Speakers Join Health Care Webinar


Have you registered for the special webinar to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act? The webinar is this Thursday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

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To celebrate the one year anniversary of the health care law, we are joining forces with other women’s advocates from across the country to discuss the parts of the new health care law that have already gone into effect and what provisions are yet to come. The webinar will feature women’s health advocates, women sharing their stories on how the law is already improving their lives, and very special guests from President Obama’s Administration —

Melody Barnes, the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Domestic Policy Advisor to President Obama; and

Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to President Obama for Health Policy.

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Thank you for your continued commitment to improving the health of women and their families.

Sincerely,

Judy Waxman

Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights

National Women’s Law Center

Take Action: Send a Message to the Wal-Mart Women


A woman taking a stand for fair pay is incredible. A whole group of women taking a stand for fair pay? Inspirational. And that’s exactly what is happening now.

Send a Message of Support to the Women of Wal-Mart

 The inspiring women of Wal-Mart are standing up against pay discrimination. Will you send them a message of support today?

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Ten years after Betty Dukes and her colleagues first brought their claims of discrimination in pay and promotions against Wal-Mart, their case will go before the Supreme Court in two weeks. It doesn’t get much more inspiring than that!

They need our support. Women at Wal-Mart on average were paid far less than men, despite generally having higher performance ratings and more seniority. And women employees were more likely to be passed over for promotions.

Women are not WorthLess. Add your voice and support the women of Wal-Mart!

On March 29, arguments will start in the case to determine whether women employed at Wal-Mart stores across the country can join together in a class action to challenge Wal-Mart’s pay and promotion practices alleged to discriminate against women.

It isn’t easy for these women to do what they are doing — but it’s the right thing to do. Take action and send them a message of appreciation today!

Thank you for your support, and we’ll keep you updated as the case progresses!

Sincerely,

Fatima Goss Graves

Vice President for Education and Employment

National Women’s Law Center

P.S. Want more information about the case? Check out our new fact sheet about the type of gender stereotyping these women faced on the job at Wal-Mart.

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