Equal Pay Day 2017

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Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, April 4 marks the day that women, as a whole, catch up to men’s earnings – but the pay gap is even worse for women of color. AAUW also observes Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day in March, African American Women’s Equal Pay Day in August, Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day in September, and Latina Equal Pay Day in October.

It’s also important to remember that for transgender people, in addition to being at the bottom of the economic ladder in many respects, also face higher levels of unemployment, discrimination, and being passed over for promotions. Check out the Movement Advancement Project to learn more the issues, and about their work to help speed equality for transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay people.

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