New Radio Ad Questions Ensign, Porter Votes Against Fair Pay Act

Wednesday, April 30

Americans United for Change debuted a new radio advertisement today rebuking Senator John Ensign (R-NV) and Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV) for their votes against the Fair Pay Act. By standing with President Bush, Ensign and Porter voted against Nevada's women and minorities who have seen their right to earn a fair wage weakened. Across the nation, women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and African-American women earn just 63 centers for every dollar a man makes. Hispanic-American women earn just 52 cents for every dollar a man makes.

Senator Ensign recently voted to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – meaningful legislation that would level the playing field for women and men who have been victims of pay discrimination by allowing them to seek justice in the courts.  Rep. Porter voted against sister legislation which passed in the U.S. House in July. 

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