WASHINGTON--Former Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) in a battle with Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) for a suburban Chicago House seat is touting the backing of Lily Ledbetter--the woman whose fight for equal pay led to her name being on the first bill President Barack Obama signed, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pair Act.
Ledbetter's low-dollar e-mail appeal notes that Foster voted for the Act and Biggert voted no.
"That's why I'm asking you to stand with me and support Bill Foster by contributing $5 today.
"...Equal pay is not a gender issue - it is a fairness issue and it is a middle class issue.
Even with the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, women still earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. This is unacceptable. We must keep up the fight," Ledbetter said in the e-mail