Members of the Senate will soon recess for August and then spend a short time back in Washington before returning to their home states for the November elections. Not many days are left on the Senate's calendar to pass legislation. Last week, Lilly Ledbetter joined Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and other administration officials for a press conference to send a message to the Senate: "Please pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!"
TAKE ACTION: NOW activists should call AND email their senators, urging them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S.182/H.R.12), which the House adopted early in 2009. Urge your senators to do the right thing and move the bill to a floor vote now. It would also help to call your senator's local office, or even drop by, while she/he is home during August to deliver the same message.