Perdue served as CEO of Dollar General from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, more than 2,000 female store managers filed a lawsuit against Dollar General, claiming the company consistently paid male managers more than female ones. Dollar General ultimately paid millions to settle the case in 2011, after Perdue had left the company.
"David Perdue owes the people an explanation for why he's killed and outsourced jobs and why his company was at the center of a pay discrimination suit--and most importantly, whether he still believes that women and men should not be paid the same amount for the same job," said the president of Emily's List.
Equal pay is respect for hard work, and every minute we let go by without it hurts Georgia families.
We should be able to come together in a bipartisan way to make life better for millions of Americans--and grow our economy in the process.
But Congress isn't going to act on its own. That's why it's crucial for all of us to speak out about how important it is to support equal pay, and to do it now.
Urge Congress to support equal pay now, without delay: Families in Georgia and across the nation need our help today.
"As a senator, I've got to uphold that, so I support that, whatever the law of the land is in Georgia," he said. "As a U.S. senator, I'm not going to get involved in state decisions like this. It's a constitutional amendment. If that changes, then I will support that with the population.
A: Support affirmative action programs which are consistent with federal law.
Q: Should Georgia recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
Q: Should Georgia restrict marriage to a relationship only between a man and a woman?
|2016 Presidential contenders on Civil Rights:|
Mayor Rahm Emanuel(IL)
2016 Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg(I-NYC)
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