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Friday, January 29th, 2016

Chair Nancy Worley:  7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed by President Obama seven years ago today. Named for an Alabama woman who fought back after discovering her male co-workers were paid more for doing the same work, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act restored an employee's right to challenge pay discrimination in the workplace.

Alabama Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Worley praised the courage of Ledbetter and said, "The Fair Pay Act was a victory for families, since four out of ten households in our country are headed by females."

Unfortunately, women still earn 79 cents for every dollar a man makes, so there is more work to do to achieve fair pay. "Democrats support a strong economy, and equal pay will help strengthen that foundation and grow the middle class," said Worley.