Friday, January 30, 2009

CREDO Mobile and The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act


CREDO is a new rising cell phone company AND activism group. They are really changing the role of a mobile phone company! I have been following CREDO for many years and I'm excited to celebrate with them the achievement of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

CREDO members have been campaigning for two years for more laws about fair pay and woman's rights in the workplace. Their hard work paid off yesterday when President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. This is the U.S. President's first law. CREDO sent a celebratory email congratulating their members on a fight well fought:
CREDO activists like you have been working hard on this issue for nearly two years — thank you for being part of that fight. Here's just some of what you accomplished:
  • Nearly 100,000 of you signed petitions and sent faxes to Congress supporting the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
  • More than 5,000 of you called your members of Congress to ask for their support.
  • You held in-state meetings with seven Senate offices, including one with Senator Lisa Murkowski herself — one of the few Republicans who was persuaded to vote for the bill.
This is an amazing victory — and an great example of what the CREDO community can accomplish when we organize and fight for what we believe in.

Congratulations to CREDO and members, and now to American women who are recognized through this law as equal in work ability and deserving (now, required by law) of equal pay.

I'd like to take a brief moment to highlight what CREDO is all about as a mobile phone company. The money that is made through the business is used toward liberal activism. CREDO has long fought for woman's rights and against abuse of the earth by way of global warming and other threats.

CREDO is a mobile phone company just like AT&T or Verizon - except, unlike AT&T or Verizon, CREDO actually fought to protect woman's rights to fair pay. (Also unlike AT&T, CREDO didn't give money to McCain/Palin and Bush/Cheney, but that's another story.)

CREDO's a pretty great company - they give 1% of their revenues away to amazing non-profits like Doctors Without Borders, and they've given away over $60 million over the last twenty years. They also do progressive activism on issues like protecting the environment and working to end the war in Iraq.

So why am I telling you about some phone company? Because they offered us a pretty sweet deal. Here's how it works:

If you sign up to be a CREDO customer, they'll cover the cancellation fee on your existing mobile contract and give you a free phone, plus they'll give me $100 for referring you. Pretty good, right? You can get all the details here.

If you're ready to sign up, just do the following:

  • First, call 1-877-76CREDO.
  • Second, give them this special offer code: 800333
  • Finally, let them know I sent you by giving them my personalized coupon code NCCUU
I figured I'd let you know about this great deal. I don't care about the $100, but I would like to see folks ditch corporate, heartless giants like Verizon and AT&T. I've been supporting CREDO for years, so if you want to use my code, that would be great too.

If you aren't ready to switch cell phone providers yet, that's ok too. Get signed up with CREDO to take part in their campaigns to better the work place, the government, the world, and the earth!

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