SAMPLE SCRIPT (For both Senators and Representatives)
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. With Equal Pay Day falling on Tuesday of this week, I wanted to express my wish that my Senator/Representative work actively for gender pay equality. This is an issue that strongly affects at least half of her/his voting constituency and so if she/he is working for her/his constituents, she/he will be in action on this issue. We need meaningful change, such as the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, rather than the empty showmanship of Trump’s bill for female entrepreneurs. Nine of out ten voters support legislation that would address pay discrimination, so there is no reason that equal pay for equal work should be a partisan issue. I hope that Congress can work across the aisle on this. Can I count on my Senator/Representative stand to fight against wage discrimination?
Thank you. This issue hits so close to home for me that I will be watching the Senator’s/Representative’s actions—or lack of actions—very closely in all the time leading up to the next election. Thank you for your time!