Equal Pay Day is finally here! Equal Pay Day (April 14, 2015) is the symbolic day when women's earnings catch up to men's earnings for the previous year. The most recent data shows that on average for every dollar paid to a man, a woman receives 78 cents. That is one penny more than the statistic women have been stuck at for the past decade and this gap is of course even wider for women of color!
So what can you do to ensure equal pay for women? You can start by asking your local member of congress to support an important piece of legislation, the Paycheck Fairness Act. This act would update the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by closing loopholes that prevent the original legislation from fully addressing the gender pay gap. Contact your state representatives and urge them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act because women deserve better!