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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter endorses Davis

The Alabama woman who stood by President Obama as he signed equal pay legislation named for her announced Tuesday that she is endorsing Artur Davis for governor.
Lilly Ledbetter of Jacksonville said in a video announcement that Davis has "the grit and the determination to transform Alabama's economy."
"When Artur Davis says that he will fight for working women and working families, believe me, I know he will keep his word," she said.
Davis, a Montgomery native, represents Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and much of the Black Belt in Congress. He is one of nine people running for governor.
Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Equity Act, one of the first major pieces of legislation signed by Obama.
Davis said he looks forward to spending time with Ledbetter on the campaign trail.
"Lilly Ledbetter joins that line of heroic Alabama women who have changed our country and our ways by the power of their example," Davis said in a statement. "There are countless women in Alabama and around America who owe her a debt of gratitude for the new statute that bears her name, a law that strengthens our commitment to rewarding an honest day's work with an honest day's pay, regardless of gender.”

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen


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