I went on a little tirade a couple days ago regarding John McCain’s sexist statement that women just need more “training and education” – not equal pay or the ability to fight for it. In my inbox today was a petition. The Fair Pay bill will be revoted soon – let your Senators know how you feel:
Subject: Tell McCain: Stop insulting women
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans filibustered the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a law that would have overturned an appalling Supreme Court decision that practically abolished remedies for gender-based compensation discrimination in the workplace. In opposing this legislation, Senator John McCain said that if women want better-paying jobs, they just need more “education and training.” Then, he didn’t even show up for the vote.
Let’s tell Senator McCain that should stop blocking an up or down vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act if he wants to ensure equal rights for women under the law.
Please have a look and take action.