Rally to Stand with the women of Wal-Mart

Ten years ago a group of women who worked at Wal-Mart stores filed a lawsuit alleging that their employer engaged in company-wide sex discrimination, by paying women less than men, promoting fewer women to management positions, and promoting male employees more quickly. The case — now a class action — has made its way to the Supreme Court.

On Tueday, March 29, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, to determine whether the women employed at Wal-Mart stores across the country can join together in a class action lawsuit to challenge pay and promotion practices that discriminate against women. If Wal-Mart succeeds in keeping these women from joining together, the already uphill battle for women to fight pay discrimination will get even worse. The Court’s ruling will affect women who face pay discrimination around the country, for generations to come.

The brave women of Wal-Mart are standing up against pay discrimination. We are standing with them, and you’re invited to join us!

Rally to Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart
Tuesday, March 29, 9:30am-11:30pm
At the U.S. Supreme Court

These courageous women of Wal-Mart are taking a stand in the Supreme Court, but it’s important that we show them that they are not alone! Women deserve equal pay, and with your help, we’ll make sure this case gets the attention it deserves!

All are welcome! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 29 and join us at the Supreme Court, located on First Street NE between East Capitol Street and Maryland Avenue. We will be meeting on the sidewalk in front of the Court along First Street. For a map of the area, click here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/visiting/map.pdf. We’ll see you there!

Able to attend? RSVP and send any questions to Val Vilott, National Women’s Law Center, at vvilott@nwlc.org.

We encourage you to bring signs promoting pay equity! Regulations dictate that signs be handheld and made of cardboard, posterboard, or cloth. Any supports for the signs must be dull, wooden, and no larger than 3/4” at their largest point.

The Rally to Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart is cosponsored by a broad coalition of organizations, including 9to5, National Association of Working Women, American Association of University Women, Alliance for Justice, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Disciples Justice Action Network, Feminist Majority, Legal Momentum, MomsRising.org, National Council of Jewish Women, National Council of Women’s Organizations, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Organization for Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women’s Law Center, National Women’s Political Caucus, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Union for Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism