How Federal Courts Impact Our Lives: One Woman’s Battle for Justice
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7-9pm
For 10 years, Lilly Ledbetter fought to close the gap between women’s and men’s wages, sparring with the Supreme Court, in a historic discrimination case against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Ledbetter won a jury verdict of more than $3 million after having filed a gender pay discrimination suit in federal court, but the U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the lower court’s ruling. Despite her defeat, Ledbetter continued her fight in Congress. On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the first law of his administration: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
- Event Location: DC Centre, 11830 Stonegate Drive Omaha, NE 68164
- Book Signing will follow the event and books will be available for purchase
- Event is FREE of charge and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance on-line
- Sponsored by: Nebraska Coalition for Constitutional Values