The following report is from DitchMitchKy:
"Mitch filibusters to protect gender discrimination
April 24th, 2008 Joe Sonka
(crossposted at B&P)
"Some things are just so important, they justify blocking the will of the majority.
"Making sure that employers are free to discriminate against women is one of those, according to Mitch McConnell.
"And once more, McConnell has blocked popular, bipartisan legislation from a vote, as only 57 Senators favored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act last night. Add women to the growing list of constituents that Mitch McConnell enjoys screwing over (sick kids, union workers, troops, veterans, etc….) . . . ."
You have a clear choice this year. Mitch McConnell uses the power of filibuster to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Kenneth Stepp, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and supports equal pay for women, generally. Of the nine remaining Kentucky candidates for U.S. Senate (there are two Republicans in the race, you remember), only Kenneth Stepp, as a trial lawyer has filed a Federal Civil Rights suit against an employer on behalf of a woman employee, alleging that the employer discriminated against the woman because she was a woman. The suit was in Federal Court, out of Kentucky, but the owner of the Defendant corporation was an organization based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Of the nine remaining candidates for U.S. Senate, Kentucky, only Kenneth Stepp would be active and on the job the first day on the job defending the interests of women, sick kids, union workers, troops, veterans, etc.