Equal Pay Days Social Media Kit

Help highlight the wage gap and demand equal pay for equal work for everyone by using the Equal Pay Days Social Media Kit

The wage disparity in America exists not only between men and women but also varies by race. Although women on average make $.78 for every dollar white men earn, the statistics when broken down by race show an even wider gap. To highlight this fact, NOW publicizes not only April 14th but also the dates that symbolize how much harder women of color must work to make the same as their white male counterparts from the previous year. We are also recognizing the pay inequality faced by working mothers.

  • April 6 – Asian Women’s Equal Pay Day (87%)
  • April 14 – Traditional Equal Pay Day (78%)
  • June 4 – Moms’ Equal Pay Day (69% compared to working fathers)
  • July 28 – Black Women’s Equal Pay Day (65%)
  • September 8 – Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day (62%)
  • October 8 – Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day (55%) (*Could change w/ Sept. 15 data)

 

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Use the following tweets and #EqualPayNOW to participate in the April 14th Tweet Storms at 2-3PM EST and 9-10PM EST!

General Equal Pay – Use Any Time

  • Disclosing salary to fellow workers: not protected by Equal Pay Act. ~50% of private companies will fire you for doing so. #EqualPayNOW
  • At this rate, the U.S. wage gap will not close until 2058. #WeWontWaitFor2058 #EqualPayNOW #PaycheckFairnessAct
  • The worldwide wage gap will take another 70 years to close at the current rate of increase. #EqualPayNOW
  • The Equal Pay Act passed over 50 years ago—but we still haven’t closed the wage gap. #EqualPayNOW
  • Equal work deserves #EqualPayNOW! bit.ly/1bUJeNd
  • Women are over 2 times more likely than men to work jobs with poverty wages. #EqualPayNOW
  • 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women, even though they make up <1/2 of the overall workforce. #EqualPayNOW
  • Help women – increase the minimum wage! bit.ly/1c1mpHu #EqualPayNOW
  • This year’s high school graduates will be 61 by the time the pay gap closes. #EqualPayNOW
  • [Use the chart on pages 7-8 to find your state’s percentage. The overall percentage will be in the far right column.] In ___your state____, women on average make approx. ____X%____ of what white men make. #EqualPayNOW
  • The pay gap means losing up to $1mil over a 40 year career. What would you do w/ YOUR $1mil? #EqualPayNOW #IWantMyMillion

Paycheck Fairness Act – Use Any Time

  • Huge thanks to @SenatorBarb and @rosadelauro for reintroducing the #PaycheckFairnessAct! 1.usa.gov/1DzDhzW #EqualPayNOW
  • Asking someone how much they make might be rude, but under the #PaycheckFairnessAct, at least it won’t get you fired. #EqualPayNOW
  • The #PaycheckFairnessAct would prohibit retaliation against employees who ask about wages or disclose their pay. #EqualPayNOW

Asian Women’s Equal Pay – Use Any Time

  • Asian women have the smallest wage gap—but still only earn 87% of what their white male colleagues do. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • The pay gap for Asian women amounts to approx. $6K annually. #EqualPayNOW #WOC

Traditional Equal Pay Day – April 14

  • It’s #EqualPayDay—but only if you’re a white woman. Many #WOC still haven’t earned what white men did in 2014. #EqualPayNOW
  • Think all women earn 78% of what men earn? Think again. Many #WOC earn even less. bit.ly/1bUJeNd #EqualPayNOW
  • As of today, white women have earned the same amount white men did in 2014 alone. bit.ly/1bUJeNd #EqualPayNOW
  • White women earn 78¢ for every dollar a white man would earn in the same job—adding up to an approx. $12K/yr wage gap. #EqualPayNOW
  • The average pay gap for women across racial lines is about 73% of what a white man earns. #EqualPayNOW

Moms’ Equal Pay Day – June 4

  • Congratulations, moms! In 17mo you have finally made the same amount the average working father did in 12. #EqualPayNOW
  • Women suffer an approx. 5% wage penalty per child—but men earn an avg. of 11% MORE if they have kids. #EqualPayNOW
  • The #USA is the only industrialized country that doesn’t mandate paid maternity leave for new mothers. bit.ly/1F7gxZF #EqualPayNOW
  • Time off from work to raise kids can leave moms with fewer social security benefits. bit.ly/1F7gxZF #EqualPayNOW
  • The #PaycheckFairnessAct encourages transparency, which could help moms ensure they’re getting #EqualPayNOW.

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – July 28

  • Today we recognize Black/African-American women, who must work ~7mo extra to earn the same amt. white men do in 1yr. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • Think all women earn 78% of what men earn? Think again. Black/African-American women earn even less. bit.ly/1bUJeNd #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • On average, Black/African-American women earn 64.5% of what their white male colleagues do. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • The pay gap for Black/African-American women amounts to approx. $17.5K annually. #EqualPayNOW #WOC

Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day – September 8

  • Today we recognize Native American women, who must work ~8mo extra to earn the same amt. white men do in 1yr. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • Think all women earn 78% of what men earn? Think again. Native American women earn even less. bit.ly/1bUJeNd #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • On average, Native American women earn just 62% of what their white male colleagues do. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • The pay gap for Hispanic/Latina women amounts to approx. $19K annually. #EqualPayNOW #WOC

Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day – October 8 (*Could change w/ Sept. ’15 data)

  • Today we recognize Hispanic/Latina women, who must work ~9mo extra to earn the same amt. white men do in 1yr. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • Think all women earn 78% of what men earn? Think again. Hispanic/Latina women earn even less. bit.ly/1bUJeNd #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • On average, Hispanic/Latina women earn just 55% of what their white male colleagues do. #EqualPayNOW #WOC
  • The pay gap for Hispanic/Latina women amounts to approx. $22.5K annually. #EqualPayNOW #WOC

 

 

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April 14 (Traditional Equal Pay Day)

Happy Equal Pay Day (if you’re a white woman)!  You have finally earned the same amount of money that white men did in 2014!  It’ll be a few more months for women of color.  Learn more about equal pay at bit.ly/1bUJeNd.

June 4 (Moms’ Equal Pay Day)

Happy Equal Pay Day, moms!  Today marks the time it takes for mothers to catch up to the average father’s earnings from 2014.  Too often mothers don’t get the resources or support they need to manage home and work life, which can damage lifetime earnings.  Learn more about equal pay at bit.ly/1bUJeNd.

July 28 (Black Women’s Equal Pay Day)

Today we’re recognizing how much longer black/African-American women have to work to earn as much as white men made in 2014.  The average black/African-American woman makes only 65 cents to the average white man’s dollar.  Learn more about equal pay at bit.ly/1bUJeNd.

September 8 (Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day)

Today we’re recognizing how much longer Native American women have to work to earn as much as white men made in 2014.  The average Native American woman makes only 62 cents to the average white man’s dollar.  Learn more about equal pay at bit.ly/1bUJeNd.

October 8 (Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day)

The pay gap for Hispanic/Latina women is by far the greatest.  Today we’re recognizing the extra work Hispanic/Latina women must put in to earn what white men made in 2014.  The average Hispanic/Latina woman makes only 55 cents to the average white man’s dollar.  Learn more about equal pay at bit.ly/1bUJeNd.

 

 

Additional tips and resources available in the Equal Pay Days Social Media Kit .