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Do you think your mother or grandmother were ever upset about unfair wages for women? It's possible that she saw this (in)famous T.V. ad with Batman, Robin... and Batgirl who demands better pay. The ad was created decades ago to raise consciousness about the need for equal pay for equal work.

We sure need someone like Batgirl today. A new report found that women lose approximately $434,000, on average, over a 40-year period because of the gender wage gap. [1, 2] Other studies show that moms, especially single moms, fare even worse with the gender wage gap.

But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is standing in the way of fair pay by actively opposing pay equity reform proposals that are now up for review in Congress. [3, 4]

*Join and the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Telling the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to: "Get out of the way of fair pay!"

And, while you're on that page, don't forget to check out our revised version of the original Batgirl ad! You can watch it on our online video player on that page.

Forward this email to friends and family so they too can see this Batgirl video, and also join you in sending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a note requesting that they, "Get out of the way of fair pay!"--with a note cced to your Congressional Representatives at the same time.

Let's do some old fashioned (and fun!) consciousness raising about the need for fair pay, while also urging our leaders do the right thing at the same time.

Wonderful to be doing this together!

-- Kristin, Joan, Roz, Mary, Katie, Ashley, Donna, Julia, Nanette, and the
MomsRising Team

1. The gender wage gap is the annual difference in median wages between men and women who are employed full-time and it widens over time.

2. Lifetime Losses: The Career Wage Gap,

3. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act are important steps to making sure that women are paid what they are worth. These pieces of legislation would make it easier for women to recover lost wages from bosses who discriminate and by requiring the federal government to be more proactive in preventing and battling wage discrimination.

4. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was passed by the House of Representatives last year but it got held up in the Senate, in large part because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce opposed it. See the U.S. Chamber's opposition in their own words at:

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