Tell Sen. McCain to Stop Insulting Women

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Hi Shannah,Senator John McCain is blocking a vote on legislation to address widespread gender-based pay inequity because he thinks women only need more “education and training” instead of full equality under the law. We disagree, and so do our partners at CREDO Mobile. Please sign CREDO’s petition to urge Senator McCain to quit making sexist statements and stop blocking a vote on fair pay for women.


He said the pay gap between men and women isn’t due to discrimination. Women just need more “education and training.” Tell Senator McCain to quit making sexist statements and stop blocking a vote on fair pay for women.

Take Action!

Last week, CREDO Action and several women’s groups organized people to call on their senators to enact the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It was close, but we fell three senators short of the 60 necessary to force a vote.

As disappointed as I was by the result, I was even more upset when I came across a news report regarding the reaction of Senator John McCain.

Senator McCain said the gap between the pay of women and men in this country isn’t due to discrimination; he said that women just need more “education and training” to earn as much as men.

Tell Senator McCain that what women need is equal justice under the law.

Lilly Ledbetter worked 19 years at Goodyear before she learned the men at her level were earning far more for the same work. She sued, and stood up for inequality by taking her case all the way to the Supreme Court — where five male justices ruled her claim invalid because she filed it more than 180 days after the discrimination started. Now, Senator McCain is blocking a vote on legislation to correct this injustice — and in the process, he seems willing to roll back 50 years of women’s rights.

Sign our petition asking Senator McCain to take back his sexist statements and stop blocking this crucial vote.

Another vote will be called soon, possibly within days. If we can stop senators like John McCain from blocking a vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the bill, which has already passed the House, will surely pass the Senate as well.

I’m asking all my friends to stand up for the rights of women in the workplace. I hope you will, too.

Sincerely,

Laura Scher, CEO
CREDO Mobile


Thank you for taking action for women’s rights.

Sincerely,Rosa
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
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