Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart
Join us Tuesday, March 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a Rally to Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart at the U.S. Supreme Court.
On March 29, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes to determine whether the women employed at Wal-Mart stores across the country can join together in a class action lawsuit to challenge pay and promotion practices that discriminate against women. These courageous women of Wal-Mart (some of them pictured to the right, photo courtesy of Salon.com) are taking a stand in the Supreme
Court, but it’s important that we show them they are not alone.
Women deserve equal pay, and with your help, we’ll make sure this case
gets the attention it deserves.
Can’t make it to the rally? Send a message of support to the women of Wal-Mart, letting them know you stand with them from wherever you are.
Let me know if you will attend the rally on March 29. We encourage you to bring signs promoting pay equity. Regulations dictate that signs be handheld and made of cardboard, posterboard, or cloth. Any supports for the signs must be dull, wooden, and no larger than 3/4″ at their largest point.
If Wal-Mart succeeds in keeping these women from joining together, the
already uphill battle for women to fight pay discrimination will get
even worse. The Court’s ruling will affect women who face pay
discrimination around the country, for generations to come. The Union for Reform Judaism
joined an amicus brief, coordinated by the National Women’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union,
urging the Court to allow the case to proceed as a class action
The Rally to Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart is cosponsored by a broad coalition of organizations, including 9to5, National Association of Working Women, American Association of University Women, Alliance for Justice, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Disciples Justice Action Network, Feminist Majority, Legal Momentum, MomsRising.org, National Council of Jewish Women, National Council of Women’s Organizations, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Organization for Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women’s Law Center, National Women’s Political Caucus, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Union for Reform Judaism, and Women of Reform Judaism.