[HCCN] Fwd: Enough Already! Let's Pass Paycheck Fairness!

Dexter Bellows dexter at downeast.net
Mon Nov 8 12:41:11 EST 2010



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> From: Maine Civil Liberties Union <mclu at mail.democracyinaction.org>
> Date: November 8, 2010 10:56:04 AM EST
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> Tell Maine's Senators to Support the Paycheck Fairnress Act
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> When the Senate comes back to Washington on November 15 to finish  
> its post-election work, one of the very first issues they will be  
> voting on is the Paycheck Fairness Act — legislation to finally  
> achieve equal pay for men and women in the workplace. It's been 47  
> years since the passage of the Equal Pay Act, and yet, according to  
> data from the U.S. Census Bureau, women, on average, make only 77  
> cents for every dollar earned by men. The figures are even worse for  
> women of color.
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> The House already passed this legislation, and the Senate is  
> scheduled to vote on it as soon as November 17! We are very close to  
> passage in this Congress, but we may not get another chance to  
> finally close the wage gap for a very long time. That's why it's so  
> important to let our senators know that we care about equal pay today.
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> Please call Senators Snowe and Collins today and ask them to pass  
> the Paycheck Fairness Act without amendments. Calling is easy to do.
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> To call Senator Collins, dial (207) 780-3575 to be connected to her  
> office in Portland.
> To call Senator Snowe, dial (207) 874-0883 to be connected to her  
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> Please tell the person who answers the phone in your Senators’  
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> 1.     I am a constituent. My name is ________.
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> 2.     I am urging the Senator to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act  
> without amendments.
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> 3.     This bill is important because equal pay for women is  
> critical to families in Maine and our nation's economic recovery.
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> Senators Snowe and Collins need to hear from you today. Please help  
> us generate as many calls as possible.
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> Thanks for all that you do,
> Alysia, Bethany, Brianna, Edward, Shenna, Zach
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