This is the letter I got form MomsRising.org today:
We have great news: Last night, the U.S. Senate passed, by a strong majority, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Since this bill also recently passed the U.S. House, the bill will soon go to President Obama, who has promised to sign it into law.
Thank you — you helped make this happen! Your nearly 100,000 messages to the U.S. House and Senate; nearly 9,000 resumes to Senator John McCain’s office after he refused to support this legislation and said that women don’t need fair pay, they need “more education and training”; tens of thousands of petition signatures; and work organizing more than 40 local, in-district meetings with your U.S. Senate offices last year was key to this success.
Take a moment to savor a job well done. Great to be working with you!
— The MomsRising.org Team
P.S. See more about what MomsRising members have done to advance the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, including pictures, at: http://www.momsrising.org/victoryfairpay
I’m so excited that we finally have someone in office who is going to sign good legislation into law. It makes me nostalgic for the Clinton era.