Yesterday in Edina, a group of women gathered to call other women in the West Metro to make sure they knew about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
As one of his first acts in office, President Obama signed the bill which allows woman to challenge discriminatory pay practices.
The law was named after Lilly Ledbetter, who learned towards the end of her career she had been paid far less than a man doing the same job. President Obama reflected on his daughters when he signed the law, “because I want them to grow up in a nation that values their contributions, where there are no limits to their dreams.”
Now, three years after it was signed into law, Mitt Romney’s campaign was asked if he supports the law and they paused before replying, “We’ll get back to you on that.”
This upset many of the callers in Edina, including Marge H. of Minnetonka. “This isn’t a women's issue or a Democrat or Republican issue. It’s an issue of basic fairness. There shouldn’t be hesitation, not for a second, whether Mitt Romney supports this law.”
Learn more about the law and let President Obama know that you’re ready to help support his campaign by visiting Women for Obama.