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Cheer for Equal Pay with Your NCAA Brackets

AAUW’s pay gap playoff brackets predict the victors of the women’s and men’s championships by calculating the gap between the mean earnings of female and male graduates 10 years after entry to college. Will you cheer with us for the teams will the smallest gap? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 15, 2016

Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

March 15, 2016, is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 85 cents* for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men are paid. This dismal statistic has enduring effects. Read more »

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Mark the Day for Equal Pay at AAUW’s DC Block Party!

Join us on Tuesday, April 12, as we mark Equal Pay Day with D.C.’s best block party, outside AAUW’s national office. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   April 12, 2016
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Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   February 08, 2016
President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House. January 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2016
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Closing in on the Pay Gap

Boston could be the first city to close the gender pay gap. At least that’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s goal, and it might just be possible, thanks to AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   December 09, 2015
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Humans Will Probably Walk on Mars Before Women Get Equal Pay

Here are just some of the things we might have before women achieve equal pay: flying cars, long walks on Mars, teleportation, hoverboards, household robots. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   November 23, 2015
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Help @AAUW #TrickorTweet for a Strong Women’s Economic Agenda this Halloween

Women deal with the real-life terrors of gender inequity 365 days a year, not just on October 31‎. Tweet at members of Congress and 2016 presidential candidates asking where they stand on the issues in our women’s economic agenda. Our #TrickorTweet Twitterstorm will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. ET each day between October 29 and 31. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   October 29–31, 2015
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Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
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If You Think Latinas Deserve More than 54 Cents to the Dollar, Join the #LatinaEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

Help AAUW mark #LatinaEqualPay Day by joining our October 15 Twitter storm where we’ll explain the gender pay gap, suggest solutions for it, and — with your help — agitate for change. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   October 15, 2015