If You Think Black Women Deserve More than 63 Cents to the Dollar, Join the #BlackWomensEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

August 23, 2016


Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

Location: On Twitter! Follow @AAUW@AAUWPolicy, and hashtag #BlackWomensEqualPay

Cost: Free

Event Description

Would you like to work eight extra months just to get paid the same paycheck your co-workers get paid in a year? That’s the case for black women in the United States, who are paid 63 percent of what non-Hispanic, white men are paid. That’s worse than the national pay gap for all women working full time, year-round, who according to AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap are paid just 79 percent of what men are paid.

Help AAUW mark #BlackWomensEqualPay Day, the symbolic day when black women’s earnings “catch up” to white men’s earnings from the previous year. Join our Twitter storm on August 23, when we’ll explain the gender pay gap, including the impact of race; suggest solutions; and, with your help, agitate for change.

Women and families can’t wait for equal pay! Use the sample tweets and shareable images below to spread the word.

Follow @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy and use hashtags #BlackWomensEqualPay and #EqualPay.

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Sample Tweets