Monday, April 21, 2008

Call Our Senators Today!

Call our senators toll-free, today at 866-338-1015, ask for Senator Lincoln, tell the aide who answers that you want Senator Lincoln to vote FOR the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Call again for Senator Pryor.

H.R. 2831 is an important legislative "fix" to a May 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.), which severely limited the ability of victims of pay discrimination to sue and recover damages under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Without this "fix," the impact of the Court's decision will likely be widespread, affecting pay discrimination cases under Title VII involving women and racial and ethnic minorities, as well as cases under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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