By: Emily Werth, FellowPosted on May 12, 2014 Issues: Equal Pay & the Wage Gap

On Wednesday the New Hampshire House of Representatives is expected to vote on S.B. 207, New Hampshire’s Paycheck Fairness Act. This session S.B. 207 has garnered the unanimous support of the New Hampshire state Senate, and recently passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The bill includes a number of important provisions to strengthen equal pay protections in the state.

But now your help is needed to stop a bad amendment to this bill.

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee recently passed an amendment to the bill that would weaken the legislation, reducing the discovery period for bringing a claim of paycheck discrimination from three years to just one year. The amendment is out of line with other labor laws in the state and undermines the intent of the bill.

Call and urge your Representative(s) to vote to pass S.B. 207 as it was introduced! It is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. If you are not sure of your Representative(s), go here to find out.
  2. Once you have identified your Representative, find his or her phone number here and give him or her a call.
  3. When you get someone on the phone say: “Hi, my name is __________ and I am a constituent. I would like to urge Representative __________ to reject the Criminal Justice Committee Amendment – or any other amendment – to S.B. 207, and to vote Ought to Pass on S.B. 207 as introduced.

 If you live in New Hampshire, it extremely important that your Representatives hear from you!

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