Sunday, June 02, 2013

Blackburn Is Wrong

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7th District) is wrong!!!!


Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said on Sunday that women "don't want" equal pay laws.

During a roundtable discussion on NBC's Meet The Press, former White House advisor David Axelrod asked if she would support a law promoting workplace gender equality. Blackburn responded:

"I think that more important than that is making certain that women are recognized by those companies. You know, I’ve always said that I didn’t want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. They don’t want the decisions made in Washington. They want to be able to have the power and the control and the ability to make those decisions for themselves."

Blackburn voted against the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill for women's rights in the workplace. The law makes it easier for women to file wage discrimination suits against employers. She also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009....

Rep. Marsha Blackburn is wrong. How would Marsha Blackburn respond if she were told that she would be paid less than her male counterparts in the House of Representative? Blackburn would protest, but she has not been willing to go to bat for American women across the country. To Marsha Blackburn, her far right Republican ideology is more important than women having equal pay and equal rights.

Women who are supporting their families don't want useless acknowledgements, gift cards to discount stores, or the parking space designated for the "employee of the month" in the parking lot.  If women are doing the same jobs as the men in the company, they should be paid the same.

You might want to contact Rep. Marsha Blackburn's office and let her know that you disagree with her view on equal pay: Telephone (202) 225-2811 - Fax  (202) 225-3004, or Contact Page, Twitter @MarshaBlackburn, or Facebook: to voice your views.