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Received this e-mail from Mary Burke's (D. WI) gubernatorial campaign:
Wisconsin is just one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck.

Women deserve equal pay for equal work. It’s just that simple.

Not too long ago Wisconsin protected women from pay discrimination through The Equal Pay Enforcement Act, but Scott Walker repealed it in 2012.

This is just another example of Walker putting politics ahead of what’s best for Wisconsin.

Will you join me and other leaders around the country and stand up for equal pay?

Stand with me and others across the country if you believe it’s time for equal pay for equal work. Support the Paycheck Fairness Act now.

http://www.equalworkequalpay.com/...

In Wisconsin, a woman only earns $0.80 for every dollar a man earns. Women and men alike are supporting families and deserve to be compensated fairly for their work and expertise.

Equal pay for equal work just makes economic sense. Pay discrimination hurts Wisconsin’s families. When families have more money to spend, it fuels our local economies.

That’s why reinstating Wisconsin’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act is a part of my jobs plan, Invest for Success. Join me and stand up for Wisconsin’s families and help move our state forward.

Sign the Petition: It's time for equal pay for equal work.

http://www.equalworkequalpay.com/...

Thanks for taking action on this issue that is so critical to our state.

Mary

Click here to add your name:

http://www.equalworkequalpay.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 09:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Thanks. (6+ / 0-)

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 09:49:39 PM PDT

  •  Congress is the source of and responsible for (5+ / 0-)

    the management of the currency. So, it is entirely appropriate for Congress to set standards regarding its equitable distribution into the economy. That some people and institutions have been permitted to hoard large quantities of currency to the detriment of the nation is evidence that Congress has not managed well. Not collecting the excess and making sure the currency flows freely is not a good thing; it's evidence of laziness and wastefulness. Imagine leaving crops to rot in the fields by prohibiting access by the gleaners.
    Of course, dollars do not rot like potatoes or beets or get blown away by the wind like cotton bolls. But, dollars are worthless if they're not passed around and used. On the other hand, like the letters I'm using to write this comment, no matter how often a dollar is used by however many people in a multitude of transactions, its value is not diminished.
    In a sense, dollars and cents are like the loaves and fishes -- sharing them makes them last forever.
    Of course, people who don't care or share can't understand that.

    http://hannah.smith-family.com

    by hannah on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 12:24:32 AM PDT

    •  And that's why the Overton Window... (0+ / 0-)
      Of course, dollars do not rot like potatoes or beets or get blown away by the wind like cotton bolls.
      That's why the Right Wing has worked so hard to push the Overton Window hard right to:
      Inflation in all forms=BAD BAD BAD.
      I'm not talking about hyperinflation here, just normal 3% or so inflation.

      Stagnant cash "rots" in moderate inflation, just as unused beets in a bin.  It's a built-in devaluation for uncirculated money.  People that move cash, ie working people, are largely unaffected by moderate inflation.  Since the late 1980's the Federal Reserve has favored near-zero inflation over full employment - thank you Allen Greenspan.  The resultant labor glut and cash hoarding has been devastating.

      Alan Grayson wrote an OpEd touching on hoarding.
      Money, Money Everywhere
      http://inthesetimes.com/...

      The only reason the 1% are rich is because the 99% agree they are.

      by GreatLakeSailor on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 01:57:33 PM PDT

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  •  A bland position on a federal issue! Of course (0+ / 0-)

    we support equal pay.  

         Poopdog, it seems from your posts that you are affiliated with Burke's campaign.  I also support her with a monthly contribution, but her approach has been downright bland and "corporate".  If she stands in the middle of the road she will get run over.

         An aggressive progressive will win with the support of activists and the poor!  

          As a supporter, please tell her and her staff to get their heads out of their a.......!

    •  Email contents a state issue (0+ / 0-)

      The petition she is asking people to sign may be for a federal issue, but her email contains information about a state issue:

      Not too long ago Wisconsin protected women from pay discrimination through The Equal Pay Enforcement Act, but Scott Walker repealed it in 2012.
      I appreciate that she is bringing attention to this fact and then staking her position that she would work to reinstate the law.
      That’s why reinstating Wisconsin’s 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act is a part of my jobs plan, Invest for Success. Join me and stand up for Wisconsin’s families and help move our state forward.

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