This past Tuesday, supporters in Kansas City attended a “Welcome to Our Movement” training session with special guest Lilly Ledbetter. Ms. Ledbetter talked about her ten-year struggle to close the salary gender gap, a struggle that took her from a factory floor in Alabama all the way to the Supreme Court, only to be denied. Undaunted, Ms. Ledbetter continued to champion her cause, fighting tirelessly for equal pay for women.
"It affects all of us: either you have a wife, a sister, a daughter, a neighbor, a niece who's been damn short changed."
She went on to explain that while President Bush vetoed equal pay legislation, President Obama wasted little time righting that wrong. The first Bill he signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making it easier for employees to challenge unfair pay.
"I learned an expensive lesson. It does matter who you vote to put in the White House."
Ms. Ledbetter challenged supporters to get involved with the campaign.
“If you want to see change, it’s up to you to get out there and make it happen.”
Volunteer today to continue the fight for equal pay and help keep President Obama in the White House.