Sen. Obama mentioned Lily Ledbetter, a woman whose story I became pretty familiar with, in his debate tonight. Ledbetter accused her employer, Goodyear Tire, of decades of discrimination after she discovered that for nearly 20 years she had been paid less than her male counterparts at the company. The Supreme Court decided she had waited too long to file her claim.
I became familiar with this story while fact-checking an article for Ms. Magazine. Check it out here. The story will blow your mind.
Lily endorsed Obama/ Biden in September.