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Obama Helping Women ,with Lillie Ledbetter Act

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Union Lady

Jamestown, TN

#1 Dec 11, 2012
You know my story: in almost twenty years of managing employees for a major company,
I was paid far less than my male counterparts despite doing the same job. When I
turned to the legal system for help, my case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme
Court... where the Court (by a 5-4 vote) dismissed it on a technicality.

But that wasn't the end. Far from it! Joined by the National Women's Law Center, I
fought to change the law and make it easier for those of us who were the victims of
pay discrimination to have our cases heard. And, I was deeply honored that the Lilly
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first major piece of legislation President Barack
Obama signed in 2009.

The Center was with me through those tough times. Its lawyers filed an important
amicus brief in the courts, testified before Congress, advocated for the
legislation, and were leaders of the coalition effort that finally got the bill
passed in Congress and signed by President Obama. They were by my side when I needed
them, from the Supreme Court to the White House!

Will you stand by the Center's side when it needs you now? Please donate $10 or more
to support the Center's work on fair pay and so many other issues vital to women and
their families -- thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from the Center's Board and
Leadership 35 Committee, your gift will be doubled (to a total of $150,000)--

The Ledbetter Act was a step in the right direction, but we still have so far to go:
even in 2012, a woman in the United States of America makes only 77 cents for every
dollar paid to her male counterparts doing the same job. This situation simply isn't
right, and passing a comprehensive Paycheck Fairness Act is something we MUST do.

I'm not stopping the fight, and neither is the National Women's Law Center. Will you
help? Please donate $10 or more to support the Center's work on fair pay and so many
other issues vital to women and their families:

I am deeply grateful to the Center staff for all that they've done so far, and I
know that they're committed to seeing the struggle through to the end -- when we'll
win. I hope you'll continue to support the Center's work to expand opportunities for
women and their families. Please make a generous donation today -- thanks to the
dollar-for-dollar match, your gift will go twice as far:

Thank you!


Lilly Ledbetter

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