Lilly Ledbetter talks Equal Pay for Women with Colbert. {Video}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Nov 1, 2012
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Over the course of her career, a typical woman working full time in the U.S. will lose $431,000.

That’s f*ckin’ unfair!

The first bill that Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination.

Stephen Colbert interviewed the act’s namesake in the video below.

But first it’s worth noting two things:

  1. Most Democrats voted for the act, and all but a few Republicans—including vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan—opposed it.
  2. When Romney’s campaign was asked whether he supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, a spokesman replied, “We’ll get back to you on that.” I haven’t found any new replies out there in cyberspace.

Okay, you are now free to watch…

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A quick glance at what that $431,000 could mean.

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Bonus (just for fun)…


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


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