Equal Pay Day, For Our Girls!

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One of THE best things we can do for our daughters is make sure they will be treated equitably in the workplace by the time they enter it. We do that by passing the appropriate legislation now. We do that by creating a family-friendly work culture.

Equal pay is on the table in the Senate today.

One study estimated that over a lifetime, a woman’s wages are anywhere from $700,000 to $2 million dollars less than a man’s2. And the problem runs deeper than just wage discrimination: A recent study found that with equal resumes, mothers were 79% less likely to be hired than non-mothers3; and another recent study found that given equal resumes, mothers were offered $11,000 lower starting salaries than their equally qualified non-mother counterparts (Fathers were offered $6,000 more than their non-father counterparts).

What’s $1.00 minus .78 cents?  It’s the difference between your salary and the salary of your male counterparts. If you’re a woman of color, you can subtract at least an additional 10 cents, and for single mothers you can take away even more.1 That’s right: Just sixty cents to a man’s dollar.

Stats from Momsrising.org.

Take Action with Momsrising.org by sending an email at http://momsrisingaction.org/t/1546/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=27140

Be a Two Minute Activist with the Association for University Women and call your representative. Phone numbers for your zip code are here: http://capwiz.com/aauw/callalert/index.tt?alertid=13230026&type=CO

Do it, not only so you can take care of your daughter right now, but so your daughter enters a workforce that respects her contribution as much as your sons’.

Image: Vanessa’s daughter Hazel or Lula from Am I Doing Okay?

4 replies
  1. Alexis Saint says:

    I made the phone calls and I have to say, two minute activism is VERY rewarding. I am ready to take on the ESTABLISHMENT!

  2. Dian says:

    Tracee, your website is awesome! I’m so proud of you and all the purposely productive work you are accomplishing. Keep up the good work!

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