As a world leader and moral compass, the United States of America has a duty to check its leadership, moral compass, and internal affairs regularly, in order to stand before other nations and advise the same to them. It is in this spirit and understanding that this movement for equal pay and civil rights for women in the American workplace begins. We have been appointed for such a time as this to shine our light and right wrongs in our own house, so that we may be made stronger as a country in leadership, example, and morality.
Whereas, the United States of America is largely viewed as the leader and moral compass of the “free world,”
Whereas, in the 21st century, inequalities persist toward women in America,
Whereas, in an overwhelming majority of fields of employment across America, women daily prove dedication, competency, ingenuity, and innovation, skill sets which drive American industry and economics,
Whereas, nevertheless, women in America continue to be unjustly and devastatingly discriminated against in the workplace,
Whereas, women in America are subjected to lesser pay for equal and greater work relative to men,
Whereas, harassment of women in the workplace, verbal, sexual, or otherwise, is still practiced by employers in America,
Whereas, unfair and inequitable hiring practices are utilized in America to maintain a glass ceiling for women and subject them to lesser rank and file, and
Whereas, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act has been passed by the U.S. Congress to preserve the statute of limitations for women being unjustly treated to file claims against the offending employer but does not effectively hold employers accountable, and does not protect a female victim of Equal Pay Act violations from having to return to the venue of the wrongdoing to pursue justice in court at great expense;
Be it therefore resolved, that We the People, women and men alike, stand together and raise our voices in joint protest against malfeasance and inequitable treatment of women in the workplace, here in the United States of America,
Be it further resolved, that We the People, women and men alike, stand together and raise our voices in joint protest and insist that, moving into the 2013 Centennial of the Women's Suffrage March, our President Barack Obama and elected officials immediately acknowledge, address, and resolve these issues on the Congressional floor of the 113th Congress,
Be it finally resolved, that We the People, women and men alike, stand together and raise our voices in joint advocacy and support of the deferred dream that all inalienable rights be extended to and preserved for women, written and unwritten, spoken and unspoken, as preserved and practiced for men in the workplace.
Action being taken and inspired by LeBlanc vs. The Trustees of Indiana University, a federal case captioned as Maryland Civil Action# 8:12-cv-02162-JFM and Indiana Case# 1:12-cv-01574-RLY-DKL