The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District
The gender wage gap exists in almost every congressional district according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do some districts in the 113th Congress lag especially far behind, but some states also have large disparities between districts. How do your state and district stack up?
Find the Gender Wage Gap in your State
Find the Gender Wage Gap in your Congressional District
Wage gap information is easy to find in these state-by-state documents, which include the state pay gap number; the congressional district wage gap numbers; rankings of the state’s congressional districts from narrowest to widest gap; and a road map to pay equity that includes needed legislative and executive actions. Each state’s document is intended to serve as an advocacy tool in the ongoing fight to close the persistent gender wage gap.
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Take Action: You Don’t Have to Stand for the Pay Gap
Use these documents – and the data within – as a springboard to write a letter to the editor or an op-ed calling for members of Congress to take action on the wage gap. Even members of Congress who support equal pay legislation have more to do. The wage gap exists nationwide for women of all races/ethnicities and at all points in their careers and is clearly not going to close on its own. You can check last year’s numbers for further evidence. Sign up to become an AAUW Two-Minute Activist for a quick way to contact your elected officials to support the ongoing fight for fair pay.
Location, location, location. The old real estate adage also applies to the gender pay gap.
Changing the pay gap begins
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