[Parentsgroup-list] RE: Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 252, Issue 1

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>    1. moms: send your resume to John McCain (wenc at fas.harvard.edu)
>    2. Bigelow Coop Day Care Center (Jane Manners)
>    3. Re: Bigelow Coop Day Care Center (Jennifer Worden)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:51:24 -0400
> From: wenc at fas.harvard.edu
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] moms: send your resume to John McCain
> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> from MomsRising.org.  --Christine
>
> -------------------------------------------------
> Dear MomsRising.org Member,
>
> We woke up this morning to an article which made us think the calendar had
> been
> switched back 50 years while we were sleeping. Yesterday, the Senate failed
> to
> pass the Fair Pay Act. What was almost worse than that defeat were the
> out-of-touch, misinformed -- and downright insulting -- statements about
> women.
>
> Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who didn't even come to vote, said that instead
> of
> legislation allowing them to demand equal pay, women simply need "education
> and
> training."1 Not only is his information wrong -- women are currently paid
> less
> for the same work, even though they have the same education and training --
> he's also sending a message to our nation, to our sons and daughters, that
> this
> pay gap is okay, and it's women's fault for being paid less. Not so!
>
> We have the perfect way to show Senator McCain just how qualified we really
> are.
>
> *Sign the Petition for Fair Pay & Send Senator McCain Your Resume (or
> thoughts
> on the matter) while you're at it:
>   http://www.momsrising.org/fairpaymccain
>
> When you sign the petition, you'll join us in telling Congress: "We Need
> Equal
> Pay for Equal Work -- it is good law, make it enforceable again."
>
> (Don't have your resume perfected? At the link above, you can also write a
> quick
> note. And, you can describe your training and qualifications to bring the
> Senator up-to-date. Got friends and colleagues who are more than well-enough
> educated and trained to deserve equal pay? Tell them to send their resumes
> in,
> too!)
>
> Women now make up 58% of college graduates and nearly half of the labor
> force,
> but still earn less pay for the same work as men. Worse yet, mothers only
> make
> 73 cents to a man's dollar, for the exact same job. College graduate, high
> school graduate, law school diploma, nursing degree, whatever your training;
> women should make equal pay for equal work.
>
> Senator McCain's statement is a sad testament to the fact that many leaders
> are
> out of touch with the realities of working women today. Maybe as a Senator
> with
> only 16 women colleagues, he's simply out of touch with the reality that
> America
> has a broad and deep pool of highly qualified, trained, and utterly capable
> women. Let's remind him of that fact.
>
> Sign the petition for Fair Pay, add your resume and/or comments, forward this
> email around to friends, and help us change this country, one leader at a
> time:
>    http://www.momsrising.org/fairpaymccain
>
> -- Kristin, Katie, Roz, Anita, Amy, Joan, Donna, Nanette, and the whole
> MomsRising.org Team
>
> [1]
>
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/23/mccain-opposes-senate-bill-that-sought-equal-pay-for-women/
>
>
> THE LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT LOWDOWN:
>
> Yesterday the Senate voted 56 Yea to 42 Nea (with 60 votes needed to pass) on
> the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has
> promised to bring this Act up for a vote again within the next year.  All our
> voices, coming together, can help get those extra 3 votes needed to turn the
> tide.
>
> The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2831) is an important legislative
> "fix"
> to a May 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire &
> Rubber
> Co.), which severely limited the ability of victims of pay discrimination to
> sue and recover damages under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
> Without this "fix," the impact of the Court's decision will likely be
> widespread, affecting pay discrimination cases under Title VII involving
> women
> and racial and ethnic minorities, as well as cases under the Age
> Discrimination
> in Employment Act and under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
>
> Basically, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is a narrow "fix" to reestablish
> law
> that was in place until the U.S. Supreme Court Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire &
> Rubber Co. decision of last year.  This Act stops us from losing ground on
> civil rights and fixes a fundamental unfairness in the workplace which many
> women face.
>
> SOME PRESS LINKS ABOUT THE LEDBETTER DECISION:
>
> New York Times Ledbetter Article:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/us/30pay.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
> Washington Post Ledbetter Article:
>
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/29/AR2007052900740.html
> New York Times Ledbetter Editorial:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/31/opinion/31thu1.html
> LA Times Ledbetter Editorial:
>
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-court31may31,0,6046584.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
>
> WHAT OUR ALIGNED ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TO SAY:
>
> Alliance for Justice,
> http://www.afj.org/assets/resources/take-action/ledbetter-background-final.pdf
> Alliance for Justice's 5 minute documentary short on Lilly:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w1eSymFBOg
> National Women's Law Center,
> http://www.nwlc.org/display.cfm?section=employment
> National Organization for Women,
> http://www.now.org/issues/economic/070530equalpay.html
>
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:51:20 -0400
> From: Jane Manners <jmanners at law.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Bigelow Coop Day Care Center
> To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> Hello, all --
>
> Is anyone on the list familiar with the Bigelow Coop Day Care Center?
> We are looking for care for our son starting this September (when
> he'll be a year old), and any feedback -- on Bigelow or elsewhere --
> would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Thanks,
> Jane
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:57:41 -0400
> From: "Jennifer Worden" <wordenje at gse.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Bigelow Coop Day Care Center
> To: Jane Manners <jmanners at law.harvard.edu>,
> 	parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> I've observed in the coop and think its just great. When I asked, though, in
> march about September
> they didn't have any slots open in any room. I'm thinking of putting my son
> on on the waiting list
> for Sept 2009. You should call, though. maybe something has opened up.
>
> Jennifer
>
> Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:51:20 -0400
>   Jane Manners <jmanners at law.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > Hello, all --
> >
> > Is anyone on the list familiar with the Bigelow Coop Day Care Center?  We
> are looking for care
> >for our son starting this September (when  he'll be a year old), and any
> feedback -- on Bigelow
> >or elsewhere --  would be greatly appreciated!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jane
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