As more steps need to be taken on equal pay, this anniversary marks the perfect time to move forward.
Lilly Ledbetter plans to mark the day by visiting members of Congress to talk about the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will close loopholes that allow unequal pay to continue.
What will you do for the day?
- Tell your equal pay story on our blog and/or to your Senator?
- Learn more about Paycheck Fairness from our friends at the National Partnership for Women and Families?
- Read the NWLC's state by state data?
- Take a moment to celebrate the Ledbetter Act by thanking your legislators for what they have done so far, and asking them to continue working towards paycheck fairness?
- Women earn about 78 cents on the dollar compared to men, and a recent study by the Keystone Research Center pinpoints the gender wage gap in Pennsylvania at about $4 per hour.
- Because of this gap, women (and their families) lose between $400,000 and $2,000,000 due to unequal pay. During the recession, as more families are relying on women's income, the need for equal pay is even more critical.