Last Friday the U.S. House passed fair pay legislation. This is in no small part due to your efforts, including over 100,000 contacts to Congress by MomsRising members in the past months supporting this legislation. Speaker Nancy Pelosi even wrote a blog on our homepage about why it was important to have fair pay be among the first bills to pass through the new Congress.1 You've got some power!
Next stop, the U.S. Senate!
But passing fair pay out of the U.S. Senate is going to take all of our political muscle. Why? This very same bill failed in the U.S. Senate by just 3 votes last time it came up. 3! Some Senators are still saying they don't support this bill--so they need to hear from all of us that the time to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 2 is now! Help get those few needed votes!
*Send a note now to your U.S. Senators to ask them to vote "Yes!" on fair pay (and ask all friends to send a letter in too!):
If we can get this bill out of the Senate, then it will be a huge victory for women and mothers, and it will be among the first pieces of legislation that President Obama signs into law!
So, please send a quick letter today, and also... spread the word to friends so they can send a letter too.