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Economic Security for All: Support the Paycheck Fairness Act, Now!

Kristen Pavle
November 4, 2010

Please join Health & Medicine and Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) in urging the Senate to vote in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act (Senate Bill 182).

Please note, one of the Senators that is critical to passing this bill is Illinois' Senator-elect Mark Kirk. Call today to urge Representative Kirk to support the Paycheck Fairness Act: (202) 225-4835.

A message from WOW:

"Join WOW and a coalition of national organizations for nationwide call-in days this week in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182). The bill is up for a vote in the Senate on November 17, so now is the time to make your voice known! We encourage you to target your outreach to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and senator-elects Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), who will be seated for next week's post-election session.

Sen. Snowe's Office: (202) 224-5344

Sen. Collins' Office: (202) 224-2523

Sen. Brown's Office: (202) 224-4543

Gov. Joe Manchin's Office: (304) 558-2000

Rep. Mark Kirk's Office: (202) 225-4835

As you know, women make less money than men for equal work, making 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The Paycheck Fairness Act builds on the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work by:

  • Prohibiting employers from retaliating against employees who disclose or discuss salaries;
  • Improving wage data collection;
  • Putting remedies for gender-based wage discrimination on an equal footing with those for discrimination based on race or ethnicity.

So call today and urge these senators to support the Paycheck Fairness Act."