Join the #NativeWomenEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

September 15, 2016


Time: 12–1 p.m. ET

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

Cost: Free

Event Description:

September 15 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women “catch up” to the money that white men took home last year. (It took an extra nine months, if you’re counting.) We’re using this occasion to observe #NativeWomenEqualPay and to honor all Native Americans, including Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, who would have reached “equal pay” back in August, right before black women did. (On November 1, we’ll “celebrate” Latina women’s equal pay day.)

Pay gap numbers shareable for American Indian women and other Pacific Islander


Join our #NativeWomenEqualPay Twitter storm — we’ll share new gender pay gap data released that day, explain the pay gap, suggest solutions; and, with your help, agitate for change. Use the sample tweets below to spread the word.


Follow @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy, and
use hashtags #NativeWomenEqualPay and #EqualPay.


Sample Tweets


Event Co-sponsorsNational Congress of American Indians

  • 9to5, National Association of Working Women
  • A Better Balance
  • ACLU Women’s Rights Project
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Women
  • Atlanta Women for Equality
  • California Women’s Law Center
  • Catalyst
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women
  • Equal Pay Today! Campaign
  • Equal Rights Advocates
  • Feminist Majority
  • Legal Voice
  • Make It Work Campaign
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
  • Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
  • Ms. Foundation for Women
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • National Organization for Women
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • PowHer New York
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • UltraViolet
  • Washington Area Women’s Foundation
  • Women’s Law Project