Take Action: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day 2020 is August 13. This date represents how far into the current year the average U.S. Black woman working must work to finally catch up with the average non-Hispanic white men’s earnings from the previous year. Based on Census data, the average Black woman working full-time still earns only 62 cents per $1.00 paid to the average white men. That means over the course of a 40-year career, the average Black woman loses almost $1 million to discrimination. That’s $1 million robbed from her and her family as a direct consequence of racism and sexism.

The time is NOW to pay Black women the wages they deserve. Equal pay for Black women changes lives, family outcomes, and strengthens whole communities.

Support Black women with us on Aug. 13 in 3 ways:

  1. Attend our free Live event: Tune into Facebook at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET for a free conversation about race, economic theft, and how the subminimum wage for tipped workers hurts Black women nationwide. Check out our awesome lineup of speakers and register here.
  2. Raise awareness with us on Twitter: Right after the event, continue the conversation online from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET to speak out in support of #BlackWomensEqualPay. Log onto Twitter and use our social media toolkit to participate in a robust dialogue that seeks to center the needs of Black women.
  3. Donate: Support the nationwide work of the Equal Pay Today project by donating to Equal Rights Advocates in honor of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Share the donate link with your friends to raise even more support and awareness: equalrights.org/donate

Thank you for stand up against pay discrimination with us, and fighting for #BlackWomensEqualPay.

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