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Lilly Ledbetter wasn't lazy; she -- and all women -- just want equal pay

Regardless of Opinion L.A. guest blogger Charlotte Allen's ridiculously inflammatory contention that " Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter," the facts remain discouraging for women when it comes to equal pay.

“Out of touch with reality”: Lilly Ledbetter unloads on GOP’s fair pay tantrum

In Salon interview, Rick Perry, Scott Walker and co. excoriated for their ignorance of women

Democrats launch equal pay push

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Lilly Ledbetter mark the fifth anniversary of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in January. It's time for another step toward fair pay. Democrats have the advantage over Republicans on equal pay, and they're not letting up: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will run web, Twitter and Facebook ads. Show More Summary

Republicans eager to let women know how unimportant equal pay is

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Lilly Ledbetter and members of Congress with President Barack Obama at the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Forget rebranding, Republicans are handing Democrats a powerful, base-motivating issue for the midterm elections, in equal pay. Show More Summary

Texas GOP Tells Women: Stop Using Equal Pay Laws And 'Negotiate' Like A Man

Texas Republican Party Executive Director Beth Cubriel argued on Monday that women should stop using laws like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help them achieve equal pay, and that they should become "better negotiators" like men...Show More Summary

Republican ladies' outreach specialist blatantly unprepared for equal pay question

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"We believe Texas woman want and deserve equal pay," said RedState Women executive director Cari Christman on Sunday. But the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, she said, is not the answer. What is the equal pay solution? "If you look at it, women are extremely busy," she said. Show More Summary

Fulfilling the Promise of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The following op-ed was originally published by Roll Call. A little more than five years ago, after years of fighting for the rights of those demanding pay equality, we stood together at the White House watching President Barack Obama take a historic step in protecting American workers when he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Show More Summary

Five Years After The Lilly Ledbetter Act, How To Start Closing The Gender Wage Gap

No progress has been made on closing the gender wage gap since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Here's where to go next. The post Five Years After The Lilly Ledbetter Act, How To Start Closing The Gender Wage Gap appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama Touts Fair Pay Law at Historic Seneca Falls Site

11 months agoPolitics / US Politics : Swampland

President Barack Obama on Thursday visited the site of the historic 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., leaving behind a copy of the first bill he signed in office, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Obama’s visit, ahead...Show More Summary

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Took Us Back to the Status Quo: Gender Discrimination Lives On with the Gender Pay Gap

American women were appalled when the U.S. Supreme Court snatched away Lilly Ledbetter’s gender pay discrimination victory over Goodyear Tire because Ledbetter did not know about repeated gender discrimination in pay at each moment it occurred.  In a decision that ignored workplace norms and realities, the Court explained that Ledbetter lost her right to sue [...]

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, there's still a lot to be done

It's been 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. It's safe to say, though, that equal pay may be the law but it's not the reality. No, not four years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, either. Show More Summary

'We pay the same for food, we pay the same for gas ... even though we're getting paid less'

Recognizing that the fight for fair pay doesn't end the day after the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act any more than it ended on any random day in the four previous years, Democratic senators spoke out for the Paycheck Fairness Act on the floor of the Senate Wednesday. Show More Summary

Four years after the Lilly Ledbetter Act, we still need the Paycheck Fairness Act

Tuesday is the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—the first bill Barack Obama signed into law as president. But while the Ledbetter Act was a good step, women still lack necessary protections against pay discrimination, and Republicans are still blocking a bill that would offer some of those protections. Show More Summary

Faces of change: Lilly Ledbetter

President Obama signed his first bill into law four years ago today: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Watch Lilly's story of her fight for equal pay and share it with your friends.

President Obama’s Disappointing Record On Hiring Women

The first action Barack Obama took as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extends the legal rights of women who have experienced pay discrimination on the job. It’s something he mentions often, as he has cultivated a reputation as a female-friendly president. Show More Summary

Barbara Hannah Grufferman: Why Women Should Demand Payback for Helping President Obama

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.

Women’s Jobs Are On The Rebound

During last Tuesday's debate, both candidates had something to say about women and the job market. President Obama made it known that the first bill he signed in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended the time period in which women could sue for equal pay. Show More Summary

Rubio Opposes Lily Ledbetter Act

Mitt Romney's campaign won't say if he would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, but on Sunday Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) -- a top campaign surrogate -- disparaged the measure as a giveaway to trail lawyers. "Much of...Show More Summary

How Many Republicans Voted for the Lilly Ledbetter Act?

Mitt Romney, displaying the political courage we've come to expect from him, has declined to take a public stand on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. So does that mean we're doomed to simply guess what he thinks? Steve Benen says no:...Show More Summary

GOP opposition to Fair Pay Act intensifies

For six months, we've waited for Mitt Romney to give his opinion on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. For six months, the Republican presidential hopeful has refused to take a stand. So, the voting public will simply have to remain in the dark? Not exactly -- there's ample eviden …

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