Women's and Civil Rights Advocates Ask EEOC to Continue Fighting for Pay Data Collection

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Equal Pay Today, the National Women's Law Center and 48 other women's and civil rights advocates issued a letter today to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic encouraging the Commission to "continue fulfilling the agency’s mission by working to ensure the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) stay of EEO-1 pay data collection is lifted and implementation of pay data collection on the basis of race, ethnicity and gender using the EEO-1 resumes as quickly as possible."  Commissioners Jenny Yang, Chair Feldblum, and Charlotte Burrows were also copied.

The full letter can be found here. The list of signatories is included below. 

This letter is one of several actions taken by the women's and civil rights communities to draw attention to OMB's August decision to block the EEOC from collecting pay data using the EEO-1, including statements opposing the action, a social media campaign aimed at EEOC nominees Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade, a public petition, a FOIA request by the American Civil Liberties Union, and a lawsuit filed by National Women's Law Center,  Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Democracy Forward.

SIGNATORIES

9to5*
A Better Balance*
African American Ministers In Action**
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Civil Liberties Union*
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
Atlanta Women for Equality*
California Employment Lawyers Association
California Women's Law Center*
Catalyst
Center for American Progress
Child Care Law Center
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Economic Policy Institute
Equal Pay Today!*
Equal Rights Advocates*
Feminist Majority
Gender Justice*
Institute for Women’s Policy Research*
Jewish Women International
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)*
Lambda Legal
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
League of United Latin American Citizens
Legal Voice*
Make it Work
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Center for Law and Economic Justice*
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Committee on Pay Equity
National Council of Jewish Women
National Education Association (NEA)
National Employment Law Project*
National Employment Lawyers Association
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Partnership for Women & Families*
National Women’s Law Center*
Pennsylvania NOW
People for the American Way
PowHer New York
Southwest PA National Organization For Women
Southwest Women's Law Center*
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Women Employed*
Women Lawyers of Sacramento
Women's Foundation of California
Women's Law Project*

*Organizational members of Equal Pay Today! 
**Inadvertently omitted from the original list.