Photo of the Week: Keith and Lilly Ledbetter at the 2012 DNC

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

 

Our Photo of the Week comes from last week's Democratic National Convention.

Keith took time to speak with Lilly Ledbetter, the hero behind President Obama and Congressional Democrat's legislation, The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, designed to make sure women can receive equal pay for equal work.

 

 

Read more about Lilly's story:

For 10 years, Lilly Ledbetter fought to close the gap between women’s and men’s wages, sparring with the Supreme Court, lobbying Capitol Hill in a historic discrimination case against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Ledbetter won a jury verdict of more than $3 million after having filed a gender pay discrimination suit in federal court, but the U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the lower court’s ruling. Despite her defeat Ledbetter continued her fight until the Supreme Court decision was nullified when President Obama, on January 29, 2009, signed into law the first new law of his administration: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Click here for a video of Lilly's story.

Via www.LillyLedbetter.com

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