Latinas Deserve More than 54 Cents to the Dollar! Join the #LatinaEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

November 1, 2016


Time: 2–3 p.m. ET

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

Cost: Free

Event description

Would you like to have your paycheck cut in half? Or pay nearly double the price for groceries, gas, college tuition, doctor visits, and everything else? That’s the case for Hispanic and Latina women in the United States, who are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic, white men are paid.

Help AAUW mark #LatinaEqualPay day, the symbolic day when Hispanic and Latina women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. Join our November 1 Twitter storm, where we’ll explain the gender pay gap, suggest solutions for it, and — with your help — agitate for change.

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Feel free to use our sample tweets (below).


The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap en espanol research report cover Spring 2017

La Pura Verdad sobre la Brecha Salarial por Género

Available in Spanish and English, the Simple Truth explains the pay gap; how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels; and what you can do to close it.

A $10 bill showing a drawing of a woman with $5.4 as the value

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

It takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31.

The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District

The gender pay gap exists in almost every congressional district according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.