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It's time for Texas to support equal pay for equal work.

But Greg Abbott said he would veto the Texas Equal Pay Act if elected Governor - just like he defended pay discrimination as Attorney General.

Enough is enough. Sign your name and demand action and accountability.

I support the common sense, bipartisan Texas Equal Pay Act. Greg Abbott has said he would veto the legislation - holding up the standard procedure in his office to pay women less than men.

It is absurd that Texas women should be paid 82 cents on the dollar. This is why 42 other states have equal pay laws.

I pledge to advocate and educate about this critical law for Texas families - and demand that our leaders do the same.


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    Background

    Through surrogates and staff, Greg Abbott has said he would veto the Texas version of the Lilly Ledbetter Act - what has commonly been called the Texas Equal Pay Act. Abbott's response - that existing laws are enough - was discredited by both the Texas Supreme Court and the Fort Worth Court of Appeals, who have ruled that state law is insufficient, and that Texas must pass its own version of the Equal Pay Act.

    The federal version of the law offers protection in federal courts - but does not provide standing in state courts which can provide more affordable and timely judgments. This is why 42 other states have passed equal pay laws.

    For more background information, please visit the Progress Texas website