Friday, January 29, 2010

"Miss American Way" (The Lilly Ledbetter Song)

For years, the national network of 9to5 members and activists has been fully engaged in closing the wage gap; organizing Equal Pay Day events, speaking out on state and federal legislation, serving on Equal Pay boards and commissions. It is with that history -- and the future -- in mind that we observe the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.

On January 29, 2009 (one year ago today!), President Barack Obama made the signing of the Ledbetter Act the first of his new Administration. During his 2010 State of the Union address, he reconfirmed the commitment to equal pay for equal work.

To celebrate both these critically important moments in time, songwriter Camille Bright-Smith, a 9to5 member who operates the site BloginSong, has written a Ledbetter musical tribute that you will want to share with your family, friends and colleagues.

Hear Camille Bright-Smith's triumphant, high-energy song, "Miss American Way," at ( It reminds us that there is no better time than now to speak out for legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act that will move us toward closing the wage gap once and for all.

1 comment:

  1. I just hope Obama follows through with all of the economic plans and proposals he discussed in his address.