Social Workers Applaud Passing of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in Congress

NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark was honored to receive an invitation to the White House on Thursday January 29, 2009 to witness President Obama sign his first piece of legislation into law, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This historic legislation reverses the Supreme Court decision that limited women and other workers’ ability to sue for wage discrimination. The success of the bill indicates that Congress is ready to move towards the ideal of fairness in pay for women across America. Dr. Clark is joined by other women’s advocacy groups, members of Congress, and high-profile strategists that all worked to make this bill a reality.

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  1. Lily Ledbetter’s story was told in a most powerful way through an ad she made in support of the Obama campaign. Her struggle and story was truly inspiring and even made more so when she got engaged in the fight for social justice. I’m sure she helped him garner a larger share of the womens’ vote than McCain and also a higher proportion than John Kerry received.

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