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Why We Vote: Thank You Lilly Ledbetter – Equal Pay Act Signed into Law

Why We Vote: Thank You Lilly Ledbetter – Equal Pay Act Signed into Law

NOTE: This election will be decided on turnout. We’ll be running posts from the past three and a half years to remind ourselves why we really do need to vote – and get our friends out too! Lilly Ledbetter speaks at the convention tonight (Tuesday) so we start with her. When Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law this morning–technically his second piece of legislation signed as president–he, with congress, removed the ridiculous legal obstacles for women seeking equal pay in the workplace. Though Ledbetter was certainly not alone in fighting for workplace gender equality , her struggle in doing so is notable and worthy of our thanks. Lilly Ledbetter, 70, worked as a manager in a Alabama tire manufacturing plant for many years when, with the assistance of a coworker, she discovered the scope of the discrimination based solely on her gender. An Alabama...

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