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  • President Obama Remarks on Pay Equality
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    President Obama Remarks on Pay Equality

    President Obama delivered remarks to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In his speech he said that more work needed to be done for equal…

  • 2012 Democratic National Convention Day One
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    2012 Democratic National Convention, Day One

    The first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included presentation of the party platform for a final vote by delegates. Speakers included former President Jimmy Carter, who…

  • President Obama on Pay Equity
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    Fair Equity Order-Signing Ceremony

    President Obama marked Equal Pay Day at the White House by signing an executive order seeking to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women. Before signing, he told the audience that America…

  • emGrace and Gritem
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    Grace and Grit

    Lilly Ledbetter recounts her 19-year career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and her decision to file a sex-discrimination suit against the company in 1998 over unequal pay. Ms.…

  • Paycheck Fairness Act
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    Paycheck Fairness Act

    The President’s Middle Class Task Force and Council on Women and Girls talked about the Paycheck Fairness Act, which sought wage equality for women. President Obama was urging the Senate to…

  • Kagan Confirmation Hearing Day 4
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    Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses…

  • Lilly Ledbetter Reception
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    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 of 2007. Lilly Ledbetter also spoke. Lilly…

  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signing
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    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signing

    President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which effectively ended a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision saying employees had only 180 days to file a pay-discrimination lawsuit.…

  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 2
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2

    The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack Obama’s…

  • 2008 National NOW Conference
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    2008 National NOW Conference

    At a national conference for the National Organization for Women (NOW), Kim Gandy delivered the keynote address, focusing on major accomplishments of NOW over the past year. Barbara…

  • Workplace Discrimination
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    Workplace Discrimination

    Lilly Ledbetter and others testified about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear. Ms. Ledbetter had sued Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for employment…