Why is today celebrated as Moms Equal Pay Day?

Why is there a day focused just on mothers and equal pay? Because today, around 150 days into 2018, marks how far into the year the average working mom has to work to earn what dads earned in 2017, according to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). While women are typically paid around 80 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, the wage gap for working moms is even worse, data shows. Working mothers are typically paid 71 cents for every dollar paid to working fathers, according to the NWLC’s analysis of U.S. Census data.