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US Friends: Women Are Not Worth Less — Help Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act Now!

September 7, 2010

Immediate, please sign HERE


Target: U.S. Senate
Sponsored by: National Women’s Law Center

Today, women on average make just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes — that’s $10,622 in lost wages every year. For many women and their families, ending the wage gap would buy a year’s supply of groceries, three months of child care, or six months of health insurance.

Polls show 84% of American voters support “a new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.” The Paycheck Fairness Act would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and deter wage discrimination.

It’s time to stop discounting women’s needs and paychecks. The House has already passed this bill and we need the Senate to do the same. Urge the Senate to help close the wage gap by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act now!


Dear Senators,

I urge you to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182) and help end wage discrimination for women.

The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was passed by the House in January 2009, would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their wages. The bill also allows women and men to receive the same remedies for sex-based pay discrimination that are currently available to those who are discriminated against based on race and national origin.

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In this tough economy, more and more families are counting on women’s earnings and unfair pay practices make things even harder. Congress should act quickly to provide women and their families with tools to end wage discrimination.

Again, I urge you to vote to approve the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182) when it comes to the floor and to oppose any weakening amendments.

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