Seven Years Post Ledbetter, "Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?" ... Equal Pay Today! Believes It Can.

This week, Equal Rights Advocate's and Equal Pay Today!'s Noreen Farrell wrote a blogpost asking "Will the Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?"

What if we could activate the domino effect in the fight for fair pay with state-by-state wins? Leading fair pay and worker advocates across the country — from California to Washington, D.C. — have partnered to form the Equal Pay Today! Campaign to do just that. Through a closely coordinated state-by-state campaign, we plan on building momentum towards passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act through equal pay wins in the states.

This national state-by-state campaign will take on the many factors contributing to the pay gap, including: unequal pay, pay secrecy, job segregation, the too-low minimum wage (which disproportionately impacts women, who are 2/3 of the minimum wage workers in the U.S.), and the unfair treatment of pregnant workers and caregivers, which forces them from employment and depresses their earnings. (Read the Equal Pay Today! platform.)
— Noreen Farrell (Read the entire post at

As the nation celebrates the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed on January 29, 2009, Equal Pay Today! and its member organizations -- state women's legal and worker organizations -- are also part of a multi-state effort to use the Ledbetter Anniversary week to highlight the need to close the gender-based wage gap.  Led by the State Innovation Exchange (SIX), equal pay advocates and state legislators have worked to introduce equal pay bills in more than 20 states across the country and raise awareness about the wage gap for women. See the Washington Post's "Legislators organize blitz of equal pay legislation in nearly half the states."

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The Equal Pay Today! Campaign, a project of the Tides Center, is a collaborative effort of the following organizations, in alphabetical order: the American Association of University Women, A Better Balance, American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project, California Women's Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, Gender Justice, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Legal Momentum, Legal Voice, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, National Employment Law Project, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Women's Law Center, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Southwest Women's Law Center, Women Employed, and the Women's Law Project.