Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fair Pay? Oklahoma votes Nay!

We've overcome a big hurdle in the fight for fair pay. The House passed both the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (HR 11) and the Paycheck Fairness Act (HR12) on January 9, and today the Senate voted to advance the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a key bill in the fight against pay discrimination. The motion passed by a vote of 72-23. The next step is a debate, followed by a vote on the bill itself. Unfortunately, during the debate, opponents of the bill may try to weaken it with unnecessary amendments.

Please take a minute to call your Senators and urge them to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as it stands.
How did your Senators vote?
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK) Nay - Inhofe (R-OK) Nay

If your Senator voted YES:
Call the Capitol at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senator's office. Tell the person who answers the phone in your Senator's office that you're a constituent who wants to thank the Senator for voting in support of moving the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act forward and you hope the Senator will support the bill without amendments.

If your Senator voted NO:
Call the Capitol at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senator's office. Tell the person who answers the phone in your Senator's office that you're a constituent who is disappointed that the Senator voted against moving the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act forward, and you urge the Senator to reconsider his/her opposition to the bill.

2 comments:

jenx67 said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Kathy said...

Wonder how their wives feel about that?