Take Action: Tell Congress not to shortchange women. Send a letter to your members of Congress right now and urge them to cosponsor and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 377 / S. 84)! Personalize your message below.
That’s right. Women still earn 77 cents for every 1 dollar that men earn. And from the steps of the capitol on inauguration day, President Obama declared the importance of equal pay for equal work:
"For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts."
Just one day after the president spoke these words, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D. Md., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D. Conn., reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act. H.R. 377 / S. 84 would deter wage discrimination and update a current 50-year-old law, the Equal Pay Act, by preventing retaliation against workers who disclose their own wages to coworkers. Allowing workers to discuss their salaries without fear of losing their jobs will help women to know whether or not they are being treated equally. While many members of Congress have signed on in support of the bill, the bill needs more cosponsors to have a chance of getting passed.In today’s economic climate, women’s wages are critical components of working families’ struggle to make ends meet. The time is now to end wage discrimination, and establish stronger workplace protections for women and their families. Take Action: Send a letter to your members of Congress right now and urge them to cosponsor and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!
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Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I urge you to support equal pay, by signing on as a cosponsor and passing the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 377 / S. 84). The Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to coworkers.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]