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May 9, 2014

Support Moms: Boycott Macy’s Mother’s Day Sale

Last summer, Gov. Rick Perry— at Macy’s urging —vetoed the bipartisan Texas Equal Pay Act sponsored by Sen. Wendy Davis and Rep. Senfronia Thompson. Macy’s and Gov. Perry aren’t the only ones trying to make it harder for working moms and families in Texas...
April 8, 2014

Without Equal Pay, Entire Families Suffer

Imagine waiting nearly 100 days into the year to celebrate New Year’s Day. April 8th is Equal Pay Day – which is how long some women must work into 2014, on top of what they worked in 2013, to earn salaries that equally qualified men earned last year...
March 19, 2014

Top Ten Facts About Equal Pay in Texas

There are 42 states that have passed a state-level Equal Pay Act. Texas is not one of them. ( Source ) The Federal Equal Pay Act, also known as the "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act," provides standing only in federal court - but it does not provide standing...
March 10, 2014

Can We Trust Abbott to Support Equal Pay?

In Greg Abbott's fumbling, bumbling response to why he won't support the Equal Pay Act, he believes the discredited claim that existing state law is sufficient to ensure women are not discriminated against when it comes to equal pay. Yet both the Texas...
November 20, 2013

Boycott Macy's On Black Friday

Earlier this year Macy's signed a letter ( read the letter here - see Page 3 of PDF ) to Governor Rick Perry urging him to veto the equal pay law, HB 950. The bill was written by Senator Wendy Davis and Representative Senfronia Thompson and approved by...
August 27, 2013

Macy's Boycott - Update

We're writing to say thank you . Nearly 10,000 of you supported our boycott of the Macy's back-to-school sale this month. As you may recall, this boycott was in response to news that Macy's signed a letter asking Gov. Rick Perry to veto the Texas Equal...
June 14, 2013

Rick Perry Vetoed Texas' Equal Pay Act

Texas Governor Rick Perry has vetoed our state's Equal Pay Act. Texas would have been the 43rd state to adopt such a law. The bill he vetoed, House Bill 950, was authored by State Rep. Senfronia Thompson of Houston and State Senator Wendy Davis of Fort...