Friday, October 19, 2012

WIN: Romney's "Binder Full of Women" opened


Romney’s “binders full of women” once again reveals a Romney disconnect and problem with the truth.
Jesse Russell reports.
Of everything Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Tuesday night it was “binders full of women” that seems to be having the greatest impact, and not in a good way. Lilly Ledbetter, who gave her name to the equal pay legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009, said needing a “binder full of women” to find suitable women for administrative positions showed a disconnect.
Lilly Ledbetter pointed out: 
That binder didn't help me at Goodyear and it isn't helping women across this country making 77 cents for every dollar a man gets. That may not sound like alot, but over the course of women's lifetime for the same work as men women make on average $431,000 less than a man. $431,000 could buy a house, put two kids through college, and pay for seven more years of groceries.
The other problem Romney is facing is that he didn’t request the “binders of women.” The resumes of suggested women were offered to him by a group called MASS Gap which had planned to provide the materials to whichever candidate won the gubernatorial election. 
Jesse Mermell is the former executive director of MASSGap. Mermell added: 
MASSGap approached the campaigns of Janet O'Brien and Mitt Romney and asked them both to commit to three things:
1. To make best efforts to ensure that the number of women in appointed positions is proportionate to the population of women in Massachusetts.
2. To select a transition team whose composition is proportionate to the number of women in the Commonwealth
3. To meet with MASSGap representatives regularly during the appointments process.
copy: Workers Independent News
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