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Friday, May 16, 2008

The Fight For Fair Pay Continues

Last month, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fell three votes short of overcoming a Republican filibuster in the Senate. But supporters of this crucial piece of civil rights legislation were undeterred by this temporary setback, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has promised to schedule another floor vote on the bill as soon as we can rustle up the three votes necessary to get an up-or-down vote. To that end, we’ve partnered with our friends at CREDO Mobile to schedule constituent meetings with swing senators and their staff during the week of Memorial Day.

So, if you live in Alaska, Florida, Iowa, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia, Texas, or Nebraska, click here to sign up, and tell your senator to stand up for the civil rights of all Americans.

Read more about the campaign at CREDO Mobile’s blog, watch our film featuring Lilly Ledbetter, or find out how your senators voted on the legislation, which would restore civil rights protections eviscerated by the Roberts Court last year.

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