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?"
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."
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.