Tomorrow, the Senate is set to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), which would update, strengthen and close the loopholes of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal for employers to pay men and women unequal wages for the same work. As our own Zerlina reports, the PFA “would prohibit employer retaliation, allow workers to join class action lawsuits, as well as ensure that the victims received back pay from discriminatory employers. For some women the difference in pay for a man that does the same job can add up to $24,000 dollars a year in lost wages and nearly $431,000 over the course of a lifetime.”
Of course, Republicans are expected to vote against the radical, Marxist, secularist thing called fairness, as they continue to wage their War Against Women. But you can call your senator and encourage him or her to vote for #EqualPay and the #PFA at 888-876-9527.
Women’s issues are one of the areas where the difference between Republicans and Democrats and Obama and Romney are undeniable. Obama is pushing for the Senate to pass the bill and the White House has made some e-cards demonstrating some disturbing statistics on the way we pay men and women. Check them out.