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Blog for Fair Pay

April 18, 2008

I got an email from my friend Laura yesterday, reminding me of this important event, and then also, Feministing has a post up today.

Jessica kindly reminds us why this is so important:

Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote about Ledbetter v. Goodyear, the Supreme Court’s decision to limit workers’ ability to sue their employers based on gender and other forms of discrimination. This is a big deal because:

* Women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men.
* African-American women are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
* Latinas are paid 52 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

Yesterday I signed a petition here:

FEMINIST MAJORITY

Or you could sign here at National Women’s Law Center, as Jessica suggests.

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