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3 Ways to Participate in Equal Pay Day

Written by EmilyJohnson

This year, Equal Pay Day falls on Tuesday, March 12th, and it’s crucial to spotlight the ongoing issue of pay inequity faced by women across various demographics. According to the latest census data, women are still earning only 84 cents for every dollar earned by men in full-time, year-round positions. This disparity is even more pronounced when considering all earners, with women earning just 78 cents on average.

But we refuse to accept these gaps as the status quo. Raising awareness and taking action is our goal for every Equal Pay Day we observe throughout the year. 

Here are 3 ways you can participate in raising awareness:

  1. Join the social media storm Tuesday, March 12 at 11am PT/2pm ET
    Help us drive the conversation toward equality by participating in the social media storm and sharing Equal Pay Day content. We have a new and improved toolkit you can use. It’s very easy to share posts to your social media channels– only a few clicks and you’re done!
  2. Take action to close the wage gap
    Email Congress to support the Salary Transparency Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Both of which will provide better economic outcomes for women in the workforce, and eliminate bias in the hiring process. Head to the Equal Pay Today action center and get started!
  3. Donate to the Equal Pay Today campaign
    Equal Pay Today is a collaboration between partners and advocacy organizations across the country. equal pay conversation nationally, has inspired (and continues to inspire!) pay equality policies in 42 states

More about Equal Pay Day and our calls to action: