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Glee Addresses Equal Pay Day

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April 21, 2010

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day marks how far women, on average, have to work into 2010 to be paid the same as men were paid in 2009. And last night’s episode of Glee addressed this issue! In one scene, the girls in the glee club are talking about the many ways men and women are treated unequally. Quinn tells the other girls in the club: “The fact is that women still earn 70 cents to every dollar that a man does for doing the same job. That attitude starts in high school.”

We’re thrilled Glee chose to address this crucial issue. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which addresses many of the loopholes left in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, now has 37 cosponsors in the Senate. If your senator isn’t a cosponsor (check here) please contact them now. Momentum is behind us — let’s ride it all the way to passage of this crucial legislation!