Lilly Ledbetter Reception

First lady Michelle Obama made her first official remarks at a reception held after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act… read more

First lady Michelle Obama made her first official remarks at a reception held after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007. Lilly Ledbetter also spoke. 

Lilly Ledbetter had sued Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for employment discrimination after learning that she was paid less than male co-workers with less experience. In Ledbetter v. Goodyear the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against her because the statute of limitations had run out. The new act changed the statute of limitations. close

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Lilly Ledbetter Reception

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Program ID:
283738-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
State Dining Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 29, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 1, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jan 29, 2009 | 11:54am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 29, 2009 | 8:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 01, 2009 | 2:27pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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