Moms Deserve More than 71 Cents to the Dollar! Join the #MomsEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

May 23, 2017

 

Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Location: On Twitter! Follow @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy, and use #MomsEqualPay.

Cost: No charge

 

Event description

Think we were done when we celebrated Equal Pay Day back in April? We wish! Mothers are typically paid only 71 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. That means it takes until May 23, 2017, for the median pay of mothers who work full time, year-round, to catch up to the pay that working fathers received the previous year. That’s almost five months of extra work! It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s a persistent problem for all women — not just mothers — working in the United States.

Join @AAUW and equal pay advocates for a #MomsEqualPay Twitter storm in honor of Mom’s Equal Pay Day. We’ll be raising awareness — and our voices — to urge for action to ensure that ALL women are paid what they’re worth. Use the sample tweets and images below to spread the word that women and families can’t afford to wait for equal pay!

Follow @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy and use hashtag #MomsEqualPay

This year AAUW has observed or will observe the following additional equal pay days.

March 7, 2017
Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day

April 4, 2017
Equal Pay Day

May 1, 2017
White women’s Equal Pay Day

May 23, 2017
Mothers’ Equal Pay Day

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Sample Tweets


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