Wear Red on Tuesday, April 25, For Equal Pay Day
April 19, 2006
Activists will be wearing red on Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 25, to protest the fact that women remain "in the red" when it comes to their pay. On average, women working full-time, year-round, earn only about $.76 on the dollar compared to what men earn. For women of color, the gap is even greater. In spite of the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the pay gap remains, having closed by an average of less than half a penny per year since the Act was passed.
Please join the NOW's effort to draw attention to this continuing wage inequity by wearing red on Equal Pay Day, April 25. Equal Pay Day takes place in April—marking how far into the next year a woman would have to work to equal a man's earnings as of December 31—and on a Tuesday, symbolizing the point in the next week to which a woman must work in order to receive the same pay that a man received in the previous week.
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