Senate REJECTS Fair Pay Bill: Thank or Spank Your Senators for their Votes
Yesterday afternoon, the Senate voted along straight party lines to prevent the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 3220) from receiving an up-or-down vote. Even with support by a majority of senators, this important fair pay legislation was blocked by procedural rules and partisan deadlock.
This is so frustrating! Two-thirds of American families depend fully or in part upon women's paychecks, and yet women still make just 77 percent, on average, of what men made on average in 2010. The senate's inability to act has significant, real-world implications for millions of American women and families.
Your senators need to hear how you feel about their votes. If they supported the bill you can strengthen their resolve and encourage them to keep fighting for fair pay. If they chose partisan gridlock over real change for women, you can express your disappointment in their vote.
To send a message, click on the "Take Action" link in the upper right corner (note: the system will indicate if your senators voted for or against the bill), or visit AAUW's Two-Minute Activist.
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