Congressman Carson Commemorates the Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
INDIANAPOLIS – Congressman André Carson released today the following statement commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act:
Four years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as his first legislative action as President. I proudly supported this landmark legislation, which marked a powerful step towards greater economic equality in this nation, empowering women and working families in their fight against pay discrimination.
As we commemorate the 4th anniversary of its signing, we are reminded that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is not the conclusion of our work, but rather the beginning. The 113th Congress must ensure that American workers – regardless of gender, race, disability or age - receive equal pay for an equal day’s work. Closing the prejudicial pay gaps that persist in this nation will strengthen our economy, our communities and our families. It is long overdue that we drive out the last remnants of discrimination and inequality in this great nation.
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