Women’s Rights, Workers’ Rights and Racial Justice Advocates to host a #BlackWomensEqualPay Day, #DemandMore Social Media Storm TODAY, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET.
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August 7, 2018
Washington, DC – Today, women’s rights, workers’ rights and racial justice advocates will host a social media storm at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT in observance of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – TODAY, Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Nationwide, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day events are being held online and in person throughout the week and in the coming weeks to raise awareness about the wage gap for Black women, its causes and its policy solutions. Our coalition will use the hashtags #BlackWomensEqualPay and #DemandMore to challenge everyone who supports equal pay for Black women and all women to demand more at work, as a consumer, and at the ballot box. Access the coalition toolkit and learn more about the gender wage gap for Black Women at www.blackwomensequalpayday.org.
WHAT: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Coalition Social Media Storm
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET/11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
WHERE: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat using hashtags
#BlackWomensEqualPay and #DemandMore.
Each year, Equal Pay Day is held in April, but when we look at the wage gap for women of color, the gap is far greater. When compared to all men, women are paid $.80 (cents) on the $1. When compared to White, non-Hispanic men, Black/African American women are paid only $.63 (cents) on the $1. This means the typical Black woman must work until August 2018 to be paid what the typical White man was paid at the end of December 2017. Despite being one of the most educated and civically engaged groups in America, Black women’s earnings also lag behind those of Black men and White, non-Hispanic women, underscoring the intersectional impact of gender and race on the wage gap.
There are many contributors to the wage gap, including employment discrimination, gender and race-based bias, lack of pay transparency, an inadequate minimum wage and tipped minimum wage, unfair workplace practices, lack of affordable child care, lack of quality public education system, a dismantling of organized labor, and inadequate access to capital.
On this #BlackWomensEqualPay Day, in this critical year for our nation and at this pivotal moment for democracy, Black women nationwide are demanding more for their contributions, their dollar and their vote. They are demanding tangible solutions from their employers, from the business community, and from elected officials at the local, state and federal level for addressing each of the contributors to the gap.
And as has always been the case, the beneficiary will be not only Black women and families, but all women and the American family. And so we call on everyone who supports equal pay to demand more as well.
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CO-SPONSORS: As of this writing, the social media storm is co-sponsored by the following organizations. This list will be updated throughout the day at www.blackwomensequalpayday.org.
9to5 Wisconsin @9to5WI
A Better Balance @ABetterBalance
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas @campesinasunite
American Association of University Women @AAUW
American Civil Liberties Union @ACLU
Black Career Women's Network @bcwnetwork
Black Women's Roundtable @ncbcp_bwr
California National Organization for Women @CaliforniaNOW @canow
California Women's Law Center @CWLC_la
Center for American Progress @CAPWomen @amprog
Chicago Foundation for Women @chifdn4women
Coalition of Labor Union Women @CLUWNational
CT Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) @PaidLeaveforCT
Equal Pay Today @equalpay2dayorg
Equal Rights Advocates @equalrightsadv
Family Values at Work @FmlyValuesWork
Feminist Majority @femmajority
Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission @DelcoFOWC
Futures Without Violence @WithoutViolence
Gender Justice @GenderJustice
Higher Heights for America @HigherHeights
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda @BlackwomensRJ
Institute for Women's Policy Research @IWPResearch
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)@lclaa
Labor Project for Working Families @LaborProject, @CJLaborPolicy
Lady Parts Justice League @lpjleague
Latina Circle @thelatinacircle
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law @lawyerscomm
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights @civilrightsorg
Legal Aid at Work @Legalaidatwork
MomsRising and MamÃ¡sConPoder@MomsRising @MamasConPoder
Movement Advancement Project @lgbtmap
MS Foundation @msfoundation
MS Low Income Child Care Initiative
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) @napawf
National Black Justice Coalition @NBJCOnTheMove
National Black Worker Center Project @nbwcp
National Center for Law and Economic Justice @nclejustice
National Committee on Pay Equity
National Council of Jewish Women @NCJW
National Domestic Workers Alliance @domesticworkers
National Employment Lawyers Association @nela_HQ
National Network to End Domestic Violence @NNEDV
National Partnership for Women & Families @NPWF
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence @nrcdv
National Urban League @@NatUrbanLeague
National Women's Law Center @nwlc
NC Justice Center@ncjustice @ncworkers
People For the American Way @peoplefor
PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States @PaidLeaveUS
Planned Parenthood Federation of America @PPBlackComm
PowHer New York@PowHerNY
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law @ShriverCenter
SisterSong: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective @sistersong_woc
Southwest Women's Law Center @swwomenslaw
State Innovation Exchange @stateinnovation
The Representation Project @RepresentPledge
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Women's Network @UFCW
United State of Women @USOWomen
Walker's Legacy @walkerslegacy
Women AdvaNCe @womenadvancenc
Women Employed @WomenEmployed
Women's Law Project @WomensLawProj
Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) @WRENetwork
YWCA San Francisco & Marin @ywcasfmarin
YWCA USA @YWCAUSA