Moms Deserve More than 71 Cents to the Dollar! Join the #MomsEqualPay Day Twitter Storm
Time: 2–3 p.m. ET
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Think we were done when we celebrated Equal Pay Day back in April? We wish! Mothers are typically paid only 71 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. That means it takes until May 23, 2017, for the median pay of mothers who work full time, year-round, to catch up to the pay that working fathers received the previous year. That’s almost five months of extra work! It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s a persistent problem for all women — not just mothers — working in the United States.
Join @AAUW and equal pay advocates for a #MomsEqualPay Twitter storm in honor of Mom’s Equal Pay Day. We’ll be raising awareness — and our voices — to urge for action to ensure that ALL women are paid what they’re worth. Use the sample tweets and images below to spread the word that women and families can’t afford to wait for equal pay!
This year AAUW has observed or will observe the following additional equal pay days.
March 7, 2017
Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day
April 4, 2017
Equal Pay Day
May 1, 2017
White women’s Equal Pay Day
May 23, 2017
Mothers’ Equal Pay Day
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