Tuesday, April 8th is Equal Pay Day. It represents the day that the average woman’s wages finally catch up to the average man’s earnings from the year before. You read that right: we had to work three extra months into 2014 before women’s wages were as much as men’s were at the close of 2013.

The sad fact is that the wage gap needs all the attention it can get. That’s why we are taking the time to raise awareness. Below, we’ve compiled links to blog posts from NWLC staff as well as partners and participants, addressing why it’s so important to discuss — and push for — equal pay. We’ll continue to update this page as more posts come in, so keep checking in! And to learn more about Equal Pay Week and the wage gap, click over to our resource page.

If you have a blog post you’d like to submit for Equal Pay Week, email it to khegarty@nwlc.org.

Posts by Members of Congress

Continuing the Fight for Pay Equity — Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23)

Empowering Working Women and Families Means Closing the Wage Gap — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds — Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)

Posts by NWLC Staff Members

President Obama Announces an End to Pay Secrecy Gag Rules for Employees of Federal Contractors  Beccah Golubock Watson

Taking the Fight for Equal Pay to the States  Emily Werth 

The Fair Minimum Wage Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act – Perfect Together — Katherine Gallagher Robbins

The State of States & Equal Pay in 2014 — Lauren Frohlich

The Sweet Reality of a 23 Cent per Hour Raise — Alana Eichner

Today Isn’t Equal Pay Day for All Women — Katherine Gallagher Robbins and Lauren Frohlich

Welcome to the Wage Gap Cafe Becka Wall

Women in Low-Wage Jobs Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work  Liz Watson

You’re Worth It  Gail Zuagar

Posts by Other Participants

3 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary — Deborah Swerdlow, AAUW

7 Women Shortchanged: Personal Stories of the Gender Pay Gap — Elizabeth Owens, AAUW

Equal Pay Day — Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Equal Pay Day Roundup — Maya Dusenbery, Feministing

Equal Pay by the Numbers — Deborah J. Vagins, ACLU

Equal Pay Efforts Paying Off — Emily Rooke-Ley, Alliance for Justice

Equal Pay Victory at the White House! — Lisa Maatz, AAUW 

Equal Pay’s Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat — Deborah J. Vagins, ACLU

Hey! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State? — Catherine Hill, Ph.D., AAUW

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap? — Catherine Hill, Ph.D., AAUW 

National Equal Pay Day: Equal Pay for Equal Work Regardless of Gender — Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

President Obama Takes Executive Action for Equal Pay — Linda Meric, 9 to 5

Standing Up for Equal Pay Sammie Moshenberg, NCJW 

The Face of the Wage Gap: Little Did I Know… — Leisa Patin, 9 to 5 Member

The Face of the Wage Gap: Moms Deserve Equal Employment Opportunities and Pay! — Kiki Peppard, 9 to 5 Member

The Face of the Wage Gap: My Wage Gap as a Mom and Daughter — Shelby Ramirez, 9 to 5 Member

The Face of the Wage Gap: Tales From the Unemployed and Angry — Yolanda Bucio, 9 to 5 Member

The Face of the Wage Gap: We Must Value Women’s Work! — Rev. Harriet Bradley, 9 to 5 Member

The Face of the Wage Gap: What Is Ours — Shannon Derby, 9 to 5 Member

This Ain’t No Mad Men Party: Show Women the Money! — Karlyn Williams, UFCW Local 400 

Wage Gap Exists Among Women Too: Females of Color far Behind Their White Peers  Zerlina Maxwell, The Grio

What is #RealPay? — Casey Farrington, NOW

Why Every Woman Should Care About the Equal Pay Debate — Devin Corneal, Cosmopolitan

Without Arbitration Fairness, Paycheck Fairness May Be an Empty Promise — Michelle Schwartz, Alliance for Justice 

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