NCWU was honored to host Ms. Ledbetter who delivered an inspiring keynote address at the opening session on Tuesday morning about her experience fighting for equal pay.
Lilly Ledbetter was the plaintiff in the 2007 Supreme Court case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber, and the namesake of the “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,” the first bill signed into law by President Obama in 2009.
Also during the opening session, Paige Johnson and Melissa Reed, lobbyists for Planned Parenthood, provided a lobbying training session for participants. Participants then visited their legislators to discuss issues that were important to them.
Ms. Ledbetter also spoke at the midday press conference in the Legislative Building. Many legislators attended the press conference to show their support of our mission.
Women’s Advocacy Day generated good media coverage, including an Associated Press piece, blog posts and a News 14 Carolina story.
- The Sun News (March 2)
- Winston-Salem Journal (March 2)
- Greenville Reflector(AP, March 1)
- Rock Creek Record
- Skirt Greensboro
- Cat Rambles Blog (March 19)
- Greenville (SC) Examiner (March 3)
- Twitter and Flickr: tag #ncwad or mentions of @ncwu
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