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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2024: Take Action for Pay Equity

Written by EmilyJohnson

Introduction to Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2024

Inequities in pay exacerbate the compounding oppression of being both Black and a woman in this country. Gender justice must be intertwined with racial justice to achieve true economic equity. 

On July 9, 2024, join advocates, lawmakers, and community members nationwide for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Together, we will highlight the wage gap that impacts Black women and their families, and work toward meaningful change.

How to Support Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Here are 3 ways you can support Black women’s fight for pay equity:

  1. Get Loud on Social Media
    Join the national social media storm on July 9 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. This hour of advocacy will raise awareness about the wage gap and workplace discrimination that Black women face. Follow the hashtag #BlackWomensEqualPayDay to join the conversation.

    No need to create your own content! Our toolkit provides pre-drafted social media posts, making it easy to raise awareness and encourage action.

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  2. Contact Your Lawmakers to Support Equal Pay

    Take action to ensure the economic security and prosperity for Black women by emailing your representatives. The emails are already drafted—just enter your information and click send!

    > Email about the Paycheck Fairness Act <

    > Email about the BE HEARD Act <


  3. Donate to Support Equal Pay Today’s Campaign

Support Equal Pay Today’s campaign to close gender and racial wage gaps. Every contribution makes a difference in our fight for economic justice.

> Donate <


Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

This day shines a spotlight on the wage gap that Black women face compared to non-Hispanic white men. Black women working full-time, year-round are paid just 69 cents for every dollar earned by non-Hispanic white men. For all Black women earners, including part-time and part-year workers, this gap widens to 66 cents. These disparities are unacceptable and perpetuate economic inequality.

The Importance of Legislative Reforms for Pay Equity

As we rally for equal pay for equal work, we recognize the systemic barriers that hinder Black women’s economic security. From unequal pay practices to inadequate workplace protections, including harassment and discrimination, these challenges must be addressed urgently. Legislative reforms like the Paycheck Fairness Act and the BE HEARD Act are essential to combat pay discrimination and improve workplace conditions for Black women.

Your participation on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is vital. Together, we can advocate for legislative reforms, raise awareness, and move towards a more equitable future for all.

Thank you for joining us in marking this important day!