Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Today isn't a holiday

Organizing for Action
Diane --

Today is Equal Pay Day -- the day each year when a woman's earnings from the year before catch up to a man's.

On average, full-time working women are only paid 79 percent of what men earn -- so they would have to work more than 100 extra days to earn the same amount of money. Women of color face an even greater disparity.

President Obama has been fighting for equal pay -- the first bill he signed into law was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- but we still have a lot of work to do to help close the wage gap.

Stand up for equal pay -- add your name now.

The National Women's Law Center has found that the wage gap costs the average woman $430,000 over her lifetime. No one can argue that's a good thing -- but fixing the problem will help women and men alike. A recent study from the McKinsey Global Institute found that completely closing the wage gap could add as much as $4.3 trillion to our economy by 2025.

This is about economic fairness, and there's a simple way to show where you stand -- add your name today:




Alexandra Woodward
Deputy Digital Director
Organizing for Action

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