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Even after the most recent April 2013 denial of the Paycheck Fairness Act, following two previous rejections, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is not backing down for the bill that would help ensure women are paid the same as their male counterparts.

Building upon the Equal Pay Act which gives workers the ability to fight for wage discrimination, the Paycheck Fairness Act is packing more power in its punch, allowing salary information to be shared amongst coworkers, and will require employees to explain pay differences between men and women based on job performance versus gender.

Let's thank and support Representative DeLauro for her fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and convince those who oppose it that our support will outnumber them!

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Dear Representative Rosa DeLauro,

Thank you for your efforts to push forward with the Paycheck Fairness Act. We support you in showing those who oppose of this bill that there is great importance in basing an individual's pay on performance versus on one's gender.

There is no denying that there is a pay gap, as recent Census Bureau data has shown, "that full-time working women make 77 cents for every dollar men make per year." As an expansion to the Equal Pay Act, the National Women's Law Center has pointed out that "the Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen current laws against wage discrimination by protecting employees who voluntarily share pay information with colleagues from retaliation, fully compensating victims of sex-based pay discrimination, empowering women and girls by strengthening their negotation skills, and holding employers accountable under the Equal Pay Act."

We are behind you in the fight to find more support and your continued efforts to gain approval of this bill.

Thank you!

Petition Signatures


Sep 15, 2014 Tammie Jaquez
Sep 14, 2014 Natalie DeNatale
Sep 14, 2014 Angela Doskocil
Sep 13, 2014 kim anderson Its about time!
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 13, 2014 Phyllis schneider Cole
Sep 13, 2014 Kathy Aprile
Sep 13, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) PLEASE ... this is important! When will women get the same pay for the same job? I am an educated woman in my field, and have been advocating this issue for as long as I have been a "worker" which has been 46 years. Thank you for your work.
Sep 12, 2014 Miriam Paluch
Sep 12, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 12, 2014 K Brantley Women work circles around men everyday and deserve to have equal pay. More women support their families alone. We deserve it.
Sep 11, 2014 Elizabeth Haemmel
Sep 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2014 Beverly Greene
Sep 11, 2014 Britney Bergum
Sep 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2014 susie adkins
Sep 10, 2014 Teresa Conner It's about time.
Sep 10, 2014 lynn murphy
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 9, 2014 Angela Clark
Sep 9, 2014 Beverly Dixon
Sep 9, 2014 Janice Pryor
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker
Sep 9, 2014 Bridget Renk
Sep 9, 2014 Nancy Neary
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 Angela Black
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) Thank you for continuing this fight! I worked in a male dominated field 20 years ago and the pay difference then was appalling! It is sad that our government STILL can not see that women are worth the same pay as men.
Sep 8, 2014 Rohan Wijesekera
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 june harty we support you
Sep 8, 2014 Suzanne Halka Dear Representative DeLauro, Thank you so much for fighting for the Paycheck Fairness Act. This continued struggle for equal pay for equal work is a disgrace in 2014, and I am very glad that you are using your elected position to make this reality!
Sep 8, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 8, 2014 Donald Davis
Sep 8, 2014 Sean O'Keeffe
Sep 8, 2014 Stephen C. Durand
Sep 8, 2014 Rosemary Breslin
Sep 8, 2014 Jan Yoder
Sep 8, 2014 J Vroegop
Sep 8, 2014 Hayane Santiago
Sep 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 8, 2014 Julie Martin
Sep 8, 2014 Mark Tate This is overdue! Equal pay for equal work!
Sep 8, 2014 Susan Pencall

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