Save the Date: April 12th is Equal Pay Day
On Tuesday, April 12, you’re invited to an #EqualPayDay Twitter storm, marking the day this year when women’s pay catches up to what men were paid last year alone.
What: Twitter storm and photo project marking the day. Participants can share photos of themselves holding this sign.
When: Tuesday, April 12 from 2 – 3 pm ET
Where: Twitter, using the primary hashtag #EqualPayDay and secondary hashtag #EqualPay. Photos can be taken anywhere!
Why: More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women overall still typically make only 78 cents to a man’s dollar. The wage gap is even larger for many women of color, as African American women are paid only 60 cents and Latinas are paid only 55 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. This Equal Pay Day, we’re holding lawmakers and candidates accountable and making sure they know we care about this issue.
Sample Promo Tweets:
- April 12th is #EqualPayDay! Join us on April 12 from 2-3 PM EST for a Twitter storm as we talk about why we need equal pay now.
- Join us for an #EqualPayDay Twitter storm on April 12 from 2-3 PM EST and tell us why equal pay matters to you!
- Make some noise on #EqualPayDay and join us for a Twitter storm from 2-3 PM EST on April 12!
Please contact Melanie Ross Levin at the National Women’s Law Center with any questions – and stay tuned for sample materials and more information coming soon!
Co-sponsored by: American Association of University Women (AAUW), American Civil Liberties Union, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), American Women, Atlanta Women for Equality, Catalyst, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Equal Rights Advocates, Feminist Majority, Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc., Jewish Women International (JWI), Legal Momentum, MomsRising, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, National Council of Jewish Women, National LGBTQ Task Force, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women’s Law Center, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, The Voter Participation Center, Union for Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, Women’s Law Project, 9to5 National Association of Working Women