Equal Pay Day Twitter Storm at 2-3 ET!

Join Equal Pay Today! and the Fair Pay Coalition for an Equal Pay Day Twitter Storm at 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET Tuesday, April 12, the day this year when women’s pay catches up to what men were paid last year alone! Use ‪#‎EqualPayDay‬ as your primary hashtag and ‪#‎EqualPay‬ as your secondary hashtag.

More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women overall still typically make only 79 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 tweets:

I mark #EqualPayDay because #EqualPay is crucial for all women across race/ethnicity, education, marital status or gender assigned at birth.

The ‪#‎wagegap‬ has been stagnant for a decade, but we don't have that kind of time to wait for equality. #EqualPayDay.

When the #wagegap persists, we all lose. #EqualPayDay.

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, Equal Pay Today!, Family Values @ Work, Feminist Majority, Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc., Jewish Women International (JWI), Labor Project for Working Families, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Legal Momentum, Legal Voice, Make it Work, 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 Organization for Women, National Women’s Law Center, Six-The State Innovation Exchange, Union for Reform Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, The Voter Participation Center, Women’s Law Project, 9to5 National Association of Working Women