ADVISORY: Women's Rights Coalition Hosting a #BlackWomensEqualPay Day Twitter Storm on August 23rd

On Tuesday, August 23, you are invited to a #BlackWomensEqualPay Twitter storm, marking the day when black women’s pay catches up to what white, non-Hispanic men were paid last year alone. ample tweets and info graphics are included below. 

What: Twitter storm.

When: Tuesday, August 23 from 2-3 PM ET.

Where: Twitter, using the primary hashtag #BlackWomensEqualPay and secondary hashtags #60Cents and #EqualPay.

Why: ore than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, black working women are facing a wage gap that is not narrowing. Last year, African American women made 64 cents on the dollar made by White men. This year, it’s 60 cents. African American women also make less on average than African American men and White women. This gap hurts not only women, but also the families and communities that depend on them. In 2016, this is unacceptable. We need to act now. 

Co-sponsored by: 9to5A Better BalanceAFL-CIOAFSCMEAmerican Association of University WomenAmerican Association of University Women- CA,American Civil Liberties Union, American WomenBlack Women’s Health ImperativeCalifornia Women’s Law Center, CatalystCoalition of Labor Union WomenEqual Pay Today! CampaignEqual Rights AdvocatesFamily Values @ WorkFem2pt0Feminist MajorityInstitute for Science and Human Values,Labor Project for Working FamiliesLegal Aid-Society-Employment Law CenterMomsRisingNARAL Pro-Choice AmericaNational Asian Pacific American Women’s ForumNational Center for Law and Economic JusticeNational Council of Jewish WomenNational Domestic Workers AllianceNational Employment Law ProjectNational Partnership for Women & FamiliesNDWA's We Dream In Black, Erika Geiss, State Rep. (MI--HD 12), The National Organization for WomenTidesWomen’s Law ProjectAtlanta Women for Equality, WREN. Click on links to follow each co-sponsor on Twitter.

Please contact Nia Evans at the National Women’s Law Center and Joi Chaney at Equal Pay Today! with any questions. 

SAMPLE PROMOTIONAL TWEETS for today and tomorrow am!

1. Join us & #EqualPay Advocates for a #BlackWomensEqualPay Day Twitter Storm 8/23 @ 2-3 pm E! #60Cents isn't enough!

2. Aug 23 is too late in the year for #BlackWomensEqualPay Day. #60Cents isn’t enough. Speak out on 8/23 @ 2-3 pm E!

3. #60Cents for every $1 made by white men isn't enough! On 8/23 2-3 pm ET speak out for #BlackWomensEqualPay!