Posts Tagged ‘SB 202’

Another Campaign Ad Falsely Claims Law Protecting Equal Pay for Women Repealed

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 17, 2012  

Contact Information – Bill G. Smith — (608) 255-6083/Andrew Cook – (608) 258-9506

Madison – The Greater Wisconsin Political Fund has released an ad targeting
Gov. Scott Walker that falsely alleges that he repealed a law making it “easier for corporations to pay women less money than men.”

Opponents of Senate Bill 202 (2011 Wisconsin Act 219), which repeals punitive and compensatory damages under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, continue to make this claim despite the fact that multiple non-partisan news organizations have rated such statements as “false” and “misleading”:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3) reporter Jessica Arp labeled a similar ad by Mayor Tom Barrett as “misleading.”

Apparently opponents of Act 219 believe in the theory that if you say something enough times, it eventually becomes true and therefore you win the argument.

For more information about Act 219, visit Wisconsin Civil Justice Council’s website.

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The Phony “War on Women” Mantra Continues Despite Numerous News Outlets Calling Such Claims False

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Opponents of Senate Bill 202 (2011 Wisconsin Act 219), which repeals punitive and compensatory damages under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, continue to make false claims that the law has taken away women’s right to equal pay and thus is part of an overall “war on women.” (more…)

Opponents of SB 202 Continue to Receive False Ratings for Misstatements of the Law

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Opponents of Senate Bill 202 (2011 Wisconsin Act 219), which repeals punitive and compensatory damages under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, continue to make claims that the law has taken away employees’ rights to sue for employment discrimination.

For the second time, PolitiFact (which is part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) has determined that this argument is false. The latest PolitiFact false rating was given to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk, who said that the Republican Legislature passed a bill that doesn’t allow women to “do something about” pay discrimination.

PolitiFact recently gave Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) a “mostly false” rating for saying that SB 202 “repeals a law that ensures men and women get equal pay.”

Apparently opponents of SB 202 believe that if you say something enough times it eventually will come true.