Actions You Can Take to Get Involved
Today is Equal Pay Day marking how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned in 2020. It is also a day to raise awareness around the pay gap that exists—women still earn 82 cents for every dollar a man earns. And overall, earn $407,760 less than men over a course of a 40-year career.
Additionally, women had to work close to 15 months to earn what men did in just one year. If you look at it on the scale of a working day from 9:00-5:00, women start working for free at 2:40 p.m. The pay gap is even worse for women of color, immigrant women and transgender women emphasizing the ever-present effects of gender, racial and ethnic discrimination. How can you get involved to help raise awareness and shrink the pay gap? ? Take action and participate. Check out these resources and opportunities for action:
- Support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Email Congress here
- Tweet and use the hashtag #equalpayday2021.
- Track Equal Pay Laws in your state at Policy Hub
- Visit the Equal Pay Today website and learn more about upcoming 2021 Equal Pay Days.
- Support childcare funding at momsrising.org
- Visit the Equal Pay Day Coalition Toolkit here