18,142Sep 4, 2012
2012 Democratic National Convention, Day One
The first night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included presentation of the party platform for a final vote by delegates. Speakers included former President Jimmy Carter, who spoke ...
547Apr 5, 2012
Book Discussion on Grace and Grit
Lily Ledbetter recounts her 19-year career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and her decision to file a sex-discrimination suit against the company in 1998 over unequal ...
245Jul 20, 2010
Paycheck Fairness Act
The President’s Middle Class Task Force and Council on Women and Girls talked about the Paycheck Fairness Act, which sought wage equality for women. President Obama was urging the Senate ...
2,207Jul 1, 2010
Kagan Confirmation Hearing, Day 4
The Senate Judiciary Committee held its fourth day of hearings on the appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. Witnesses ...
741Jan 29, 2009
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signing
President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which effectively ended a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision saying employees had only 180 days to file a pay-discrimination lawsuit.
343Jan 29, 2009
Lilly Ledbetter Reception
First lady Michelle Obama made her first official remarks at a reception held after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007. Lilly Ledbetter also spoke.
13,759Aug 26, 2008
2008 Democratic Convention, Day 2
The second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, focused on economic issues, providing help to working Americans, and Senator Barack Obama’s vision ...
63Jul 19, 2008
2008 National NOW Conference
At a national conference for the National Organization for Women (NOW), Kim Gandy delivered the keynote address, focusing on major accomplishments of NOW over the past year.
171Jun 12, 2007
Lilly Ledbetter and others testified about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear. Ms. Ledbetter had sued Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for ...