Enough Already! Let’s Pass Paycheck Fairness!

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From: Maine Civil Liberties Union <mclu@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.

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.

Please call Senators Snowe and Collins today and ask them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act without amendments. Calling is easy to do.

  • 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 office in Portland.

Please tell the person who answers the phone in your Senators’ offices the following:

1.     I am a constituent. My name is ________. 

2.     I am urging the Senator to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act without amendments.

3.     This bill is important because equal pay for women is critical to families in Maine and our nation’s economic recovery.

Senators Snowe and Collins need to hear from you today. Please help us generate as many calls as possible.  

Thanks for all that you do,
Alysia, Bethany, Brianna, Edward, Shenna, Zach

P.S. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this request to friends, family and colleagues in Maine.


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