Join Equal Pay Today & Women's Rights Coalition in Speaking Out for Asian American Pacific Islander Women's Equal Pay on March 7

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Twitter Storm for Asian American Pacific Islander Women's Equal Pay Day on March 7, 2017

You are invited to participate in an #AAPIEqualPay Day Twitter Storm on March 7, 2017, to mark the day when Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s pay finally catches up to what White, non-Hispanic men were paid last year. On average, AAPI women are paid only $.85 for every $1 paid to White men. This means that AAPI women must typically work 14 months to earn what White men earn in 12 months! And the situation is much worse for women in certain AAPI communities. For example, Vietnamese women typically earn only $.64 and Burmese women typically earn $.44 on the dollar of White men, delaying their "equal pay day 2017" to March 2018! This is unacceptable in any year. Let your networks, employer, and elected officials know that you demand equal pay for all women, including all AAPI women. Speak out for #AAPIEqualPay on March 7! 

What: Asian American Pacific Islander Equal Pay Day Twitter Storm. 

When: Next Tuesday, March 7 from 2:00 -- 3:00 PM ET (1:00-2:00 pm CT, 12:00-1:00 pm MT, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT) 

Where: Twitter (and other social media platforms), using the primary hashtag #AAPIEqualPay and secondary hashtags #NotYourModelMinority. A sample promotional tweet is included below and co-sponsors will receive additional background and support materials, like this fact sheet from the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.


9to5, National Association of Working Women

A Better Balance


American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Women

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO

Asian Women Giving Circle

California Women's Law Center


Coalition of Labor Union Women

Dialogue on Diversity

Disciples Justice Action Network

Equal Pay Today!

Equal Rights Advocates

Instiute for Science and Human Values

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

Make It Work Campaign

Metro-Detroit CLUW

Mi Familia Vota

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

National Council of Jewish Women

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Organization for Women

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Women's Law Center

Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

PowHer New York

Progressive Women's Caucus

SisterSong: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Southwest Women's Law Center

State Innovation Exchange

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights


Women's Law Project

Working America


Questions: Contact Aliya Khan at National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, Joi Chaney at the Equal Pay Today! Campaign, or Maya Raghu at National Women's Law Center with questions.


#AAPI #EqualPay Day is Tues 3/7! Join us for a Women's Rights Community Twitter Storm at 2 pm ET using #AAPIEqualPay & #NotYourModelMinority