82 cents: that’s how much the average woman earns for every dollar earned by a white, non-Hispanic man. This year, we’re raising awareness around this pay gap with our theme March Madness: The Pay Gap is Madness.
Follow along on our social media channels for a week-long tournament and week of action from March 17-24 as Equal Pay players take on one rival at a time! Each day will feature an exclusive match-up between equal pay and an equal pay barrier, culminating in the final match-up on Equal Pay Day, March 24th.
Throughout the week, we invite you to participate in our “water cooler chats” on the @EqualPay2DayOrg Twitter page by commenting on the daily prompt. Share with your followers by retweeting and encourage them to comment as well!
We’ll end the week with a Twitterstorm on Wednesday, March 24th from 11:00am-12:00pm PT/2:00pm-3:00pm ET. Join the conversation on social media as we raise awareness about solutions to the pay gap and uplift women at work, at home, and in society.
Take Action: Federal legislation up for a vote
Several pieces of federal legislation are up for a vote next Wednesday and Thursday, including the Equality Act, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act.