Lilly Ledbetter was once again at the White House, this time to watch President Obama sign two Executive Orders to help close the pay gap between men and women. President Obama’s orders will make it harder for federal contractors to retaliate against employees who discuss their pay information. To learn more about Lilly Ledbetter and the ongoing fight to close the wage gap, watch our film, A Call to Act: Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
This week marks the fifth year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. But as President Obama discussed during the State of the Union Address, there’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure equal pay for equal work is a reality. Watch our ABA Silver Gavel Award winning film, A Call to Act and learn about Mrs. Ledbetter’s amazing fight that took her to the Supreme Court, Congress and finally the White House.
Earlier this week the Center for American Progress and Maria Shriver released The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink. The report exposed the continued wage gap that exists between men and women in the United States. Closing the gap would have a monumental impact on the nation’s economy, cutting the poverty rate in half for working women and adding an estimated nearly half a trillion dollars to the national economy. To learn more about this topic, watch our award-winning film, A Call to Act, about crusader Lilly Ledbetter and her fight for equal pay for women. Lilly lost her case before the Supreme Court but she remained undeterred. Her determination eventually led to the passage of the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007. The act, the first legislation signed into law by President Obama, makes it easier for employees to challenge pay discrimination in court.