Senator Pepper was an early supporter of women’s rights. He sponsored legislation in the 1940s to ensure that women got equal pay for equal work. Throughout his career he remained committed to this cause.
In 1981, Senator Pepper recorded a series of TV spots calling for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. In this video, Senator Pepper urges viewers to contact their state legislators to vote for the ERA.
In this video from 1984, Senator Claude Pepper discusses aging and makes his case for the preservation of Social Security.
In the following video, Senator Pepper discusses the beginnings of his political career. He got first elected to represent Taylor County in the Florida legislature in 1928.
On April 20, 1983, President Reagan invited Senator Pepper to the signing ceremony of the Social Security Amendment Act in the South Lawn. Senator Pepper’s advocacy played an important role in the passage of this legislation.