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This week and and next, U.S. Senators are deciding what's going to come up for a vote in the next month--and we need to let them know that the Paycheck Fairness Act needs to be on their action list.

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    Fairness
    Dear Friend,

    We have a fighting chance of moving the Paycheck Fairness Act forward right now. This week and and next, U.S. Senators are deciding what's going to come up for a vote in the next month--and we need to let them know that the Paycheck Fairness Act needs to be on their action list.

    *Take a moment now to sign a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to stop wasting time and to move quickly to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act: http://action.momsrising.org/cms/letter/PayCheck2010/?referring_akid=2199.36612.QehjuI&source=taf

    We have quite a ways to go, sadly. Things aren't looking up for women's paychecks now--and the wages of women who are mothers' are particularly impacted. On the whole, women working full-time, year-round make an average of 77 cents to every dollar that men make.

    Wage discrimination against mothers has enormous rippling repercussions. For example, nearly a quarter of young families are living in poverty.

    It's going to take all of us fighting together on many different fronts to lower these wage gaps. But we can do it. Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is an important step toward increased family economic security in our nation.

    What does the Paycheck Fairness Act do? It would:

    *Deter wage discrimination by strengthening penalties for equal pay violations and by prohibiting retaliation against workers who ask about employers' wage practices or disclose their own wages;

    *Empower women to negotiate for equal pay;

    *Strengthen federal outreach, education and enforcement efforts;

    *Create stronger incentives for employers to follow the law.

    Together we have the power to make the Paycheck Fairness Act become law. Send a note to your Senator today!

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    We regularly hear from moms across the country who are mad about being paid less for the same jobs as men.

    We have a fighting chance of moving the Paycheck Fairness Act forward right now. Send a note to your Senators today!

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