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The countdown starts today

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As of today, we're just 100 days out from one of the most important elections of our time.

In 100 days, Nevadans will begin early voting and to celebrate that, we will be highlighting 100 of the accomplishments and successes of the Obama administration every day from now until voting starts.

Make sure to share these with your friends and follow us on Twitter @OFA_NV and the list using the hashtag #100in100 to get a new accomplishment every day.

Accomplishment Number 1: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The first bill the President signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which ensures women have the right to go to court and stand up for their right for equal pay regardless of when they learn of discrimination.

In Nevada, women are paid only .83 cents for every dollar men earn. The average pay for Nevada women ages 55 to 64 is $14,200 less than for men of the same age. Over the course of a woman’s lifetime these losses add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. (see the infographic below)

In contrast, Mitt Romney has refused to take a stand on the Paycheck Fairness Act. In April, Romney aids were unable to say whether he supported pay equal laws, later stating that he “supports pay equity and is not looking to change current law.” In May, according to the Washington Times, “His campaign didn't respond to fie messages left over the past week seeking his stance on the Paycheck Fairness Act.

To stand with the President on fair pay and equal pay for equal work, make your voice heard by signing up to volunteer here.

Fair pay infographic

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