Fair Pay for Women Now!

A new report found that the average woman loses approximately $434,000 over a 40-year period because of the gender wage gap (the annual difference in median wages between men and women who are employed full-time). Other studies show that moms, especially single moms, fare even worse with the gender gap.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act are important steps to making sure that women are paid what they are worth. These pieces of legislation would make it easier for women and their families to recover lost wages due to bosses who discriminate. And they would require the federal government to be more proactive in preventing and battling wage discrimination. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposes both the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Tell the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to get out of the way of fair pay.
Dear U.S. Chamber of Commerce,

I am writing to ask that the U.S. Chamber take a positive step toward supporting fair pay for women by ending its opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Improving pay equity would create substantial economic gains for women and their families. A new report found that the average woman loses approximately $434,000 over a 40-year period because of the gender wage gap. Other studies show that moms, especially single moms, fare even worse with the gender gap.

[Your comments here]

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act are important steps to making sure that women are paid what they are worth. These pieces of legislation would make it easier for women and their families to recover lost wages due to bosses who discriminate and by requiring the federal government to be more proactive in preventing and battling wage discrimination.

Your mission statement reads, "To advance human progress through an economic, political and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity and responsibility." Would you please explain how opposing efforts to pay women what they are worth advances that mission?

Improving pay equity leads to greater economic security for women and their families. It improves a family's ability to send several kids to college, to set up secure retirement accounts and to make payments on home mortgages.

Again, please end your opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Should the Chamber not do so, I intend to follow up with my local chamber of commerce as well as businesses I support that are members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Sign Petition

privacy policy

By signing, you accept Care2's terms of service.

Having problems signing this? Let us know.