I’m not sure if you were alive when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 50 years ago today.
I was a recent Trinity College graduate (here’s a picture of me with President Kennedy from just a couple years before to prove it):
President Kennedy called the Equal Pay Act “a first step” to ending the widespread practice of paying women less than men for the same amount of work. And that’s exactly what it was: a first step.
50 years later, we’re still fighting this fight, and women STILL make 23 cents less on the dollar. House Democrats have proposed a solution — the Paycheck Fairness Act — but Republicans voted to block this legislation from even coming to a vote. That’s unacceptable.
Automatically sign your name to tell House Republicans to support equal pay for equal work.
Our daughters and granddaughters should know that they’ll enter the workforce as equals to their male counterparts. But it’s going to take a real effort to get this done.
Add your name to our petition right now and say you support equal pay:
Scott Walker is at it again.
First the radical right-wing Wisconsin governor launched a surprise attack on workers’ rights, drawing a massive backlash from Wisconsin voters. Now he’s trying to roll back the clock on women’s rights in the workplace.
That’s right – just this Thursday, Walker repealed an Equal Pay law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court.
Sign the DGA petition right now to tell Governor Walker that we will not let this latest assault on women’s rights prevail without a fight.
You might think a million signatures on Walker’s doorstep demanding a recall election would make the Koch brothers’ favorite governor think twice before pushing a radical right-wing agenda – an agenda that makes it easier for employers to discriminate against female workers and other groups.
You might think that Walker would care that Wisconsin women make 75 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts make.
You might think that, but you’d be wrong.
Join the thousands of people who – like me – are outraged that Governor Walker repealed this important Equal Pay law.
If we don’t stop Scott Walker right now, Republican governors across the country will follow his lead. Add your name and help us fight back.
First it was workers, now it’s women. Governor Walker’s rolling over our rights and on June 5, he’ll have to face the music.
We cannot let up now.
Thanks for your support,
Democratic Governors Association