Lilly Ledbetter in Little Rock today; Democrats use her in push for equity for women | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lilly Ledbetter in Little Rock today; Democrats use her in push for equity for women

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM

click to enlarge IN OUR TOWN: Lilly Ledbetter with quality reading material. - MONIKA RUED
  • Monika Rued
  • IN OUR TOWN: Lilly Ledbetter with quality reading material.
Lilly Ledbetter,
namesake of the Fair Pay Act of 2009 for her pivotal role in exposing bias against women, will be in Little Rock today to speak in the Rabbi Ira Sanders Lecture series at 6:30 p.m. today at the downtown library. Her name was invoked by the Democratic Party also for an 11 a.m. news conference at the Capitol with state Reps. Warwick Sabin and Patti Julian and Democratic Party Executive Director Candace Martin to talk about future efforts in support of equal rights and equal pay for women in Arkansas.

NOTE CORRECTION: I wrote incorrectly that Ledbetter would be at the Democratic Party news conference. She was just a jumping off point for the political event.

Last session was mostly marked by a Republican-controlled committee's repudiation of the Equal Rights Amendment. The future holds reconsideration of that issue, plus state legislation -- such as a paycheck fairness law for public employees and state help for the disproportionately impoverished female-headed households in the state, though job training and other help.

These have not been issues in which Republicans have been in the forefront. Current Republican members of Congress -- think Tom Cotton, Tim Griffin and Rick Crawford particularly -- opposed consideration of paycheck fairness legislation to improve the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which itself drew only three Republican House votes when it passed in 2009 thanks to a Democratic majority in the House.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Anybody around?

    The Thanksgiving open line.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • Turkeys rescued in Yellville enjoy their Thanksgiving

    Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection organization, sends word that four turkeys rescued from the Yellville Turkey Trot after the annual drops from buildings and an airplane will enjoy Thanksgiving in friendlier places
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • The New Orleans charter school 'miracle'? It's a ruse

    The New Orleans Tribune has a devastating piece of editorial commentary, based on local reporting and test scores, that lays bare the depiction of the charterization of New Orleans public schools 12 years ago as a miracle of the "reform" movement.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Great story deadseasquirrel! I haven't heard the NPR version. As someone who grew up during…

    • on November 24, 2017
  • Re: Anybody around?

    • NVR, have you heard arlo's performance of Alice's Restaurant that was on npr some thanksgiving,…

    • on November 24, 2017
  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Max and friends please listen to first two hours of this- November 20, 2017. Dane…

    • on November 24, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation