March 24, 2021 (TODAY!) is EQUAL PAY DAY

Save the date for #EqualPayDay on Wednesday, March 24th!


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It’s time to close the gender pay gap! On #EqualPayDay – Wednesday, March 24, join the national social media storm at 11am PT/2pm ET to demand #equalpay for women in all occupations.



Save the date! On Thursday, March 24th we observe #EqualPayDay. The day before, March 23rd from 5pm-7pm PST, we invite you to tune into a special film screening and panel discussion of A Woman’s Work.  Football and feminism collide in this documentary following women fighting for fair pay and workplace justice in pro-cheerleading.

Register here to attend this FREE event:


A Forum Hosted by PowHerTM New York and NYS Attorney General Letitia James

Roads to Women’s Economic Recovery and Future

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Sample Social Media Language:

  • #EqualPayDay Event: Join @PowHerNY + @NewYorkStateAG 3/24 at 9:00AM EST for “Roads to Women’s Economic Recovery and Future” to support women’s equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and create long lasting change! RSVP:
  • How can New York support women’s equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and create long lasting change? Find out w/ @PowHerNY + @NewYorkStateAG on 3/24 for #EqualPayDay! RSVP:


15th Annual PowHerNYTM NYS Equal Pay Day Virtual Rally

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Sample social media language:

  • What do we want? #EqualPay! When do we want it? NOW! Join @PowHerNY on 3/24 for their NYS #EqualPayDay Virtual Rally. RSVP to watch live at or join online using #EqualPayNY
  • #COVID19 hit communities of color and women the hardest. That is why we cannot be silent in the fight to create an equitable recovery for all. Rally with us for #EqualPayDay 3/24 from 1-2PM EST using #EqualPayNY! Sample posts + tweets:


Equal Rights Advocates

March 24, 2021 – #EqualPayDay – marks the day when women will have earned the same amount that white men earned at the end of 2020. Women are, on average, paid 82 cents to every dollar their white, male counterpart makes. It’s time to take a stand against pay inequity and discrimination. We need #EqualPay for women everywhere.

A guide to #EqualPay:
?️ vote for equity-based legislation
? support women leadership
?️ invite women to the table when making policy decisions

Concerned about how your state measures up when it comes to Equal Pay? Track what’s happening by searching for #equalpay laws through our Policy Hub and support in the fight for #EqualPay

An #EqualPayDay PSA: #COVID19 has made it clearer than ever that low-wage workers – ⅔ of which are women – are always essential. It’s time for Congress to recognize the value & dignity in all work by raising the minimum wage & passing #paidleaveforall (a boost for #equalpay)!

From Moms Rising:

  • In so many ways, the #COVID19 pandemic is a gendered crisis. Women are disproportionately on the frontlines as healthcare workers, food service workers, grocery store cashiers *and* unpaid caregivers at home. Women’s labor is what keeps our nation & economy running. #EqualPayDay
  • On #EqualPayDay, we can’t ignore the fact that working from home during the #coronavirus crisis is a privilege 70% of workers don’t have. Low-wage Black & Latinx employees, who already experience unfair pay, are least likely to be able to #stayhome & stay employed. [Source – EPI]
  • Pay inequity and our nation’s inadequate minimum wage are driving factors behind the fact that most families live paycheck to paycheck and fear not being able to keep food on the table when jobs and work hours are lost to #coronavirus closures. #EqualPayDay
  • Today is #EqualPayDay and we can’t forget the fact that women EACH lose an average of $10,000+ to the wage gap each year – the equivalent of several months of rent. Amidst the #COVID19 pandemic, too many families are scrambling to be able to pay rent.  [Source – NPWF]
  • Our collective future is on the line and it’s critical that as we navigate #COVID19, we center the needs & voices of the 1 in 4 women that have a #disability and experience ableism, hiring discrimination, and often sub-minimum wages year-round. #EqualPayDay [Source]
  • Only 35% of parents can #WorkFromHome during the #COVID19 crisis, further bringing to light the fact that childcare providers are undervalued & underpaid despite the fact that they make all other work possible and are the backbone of our labor force. #EqualPayDay [Source – EPI]
  • Women healthcare workers saving lives on the front lines of the #CoronavirusOutbreak deserve #PPE and #EqualPay – not 71 cents for every dollar paid to men in their industry. #EqualPayDay [Source – NPWF]
  • LGBTQ women of color are more likely to be raising kids than their white counterparts, but also more likely to be living in poverty – in part due to pay inequity. We must ensure these families have access to competent & affirming services amidst and beyond #COVID19. #EqualPayDay [Source – MAP]
  • As lawmakers are urging people to #stayhome, they must simultaneously pass policies like #paidleaveforall to help ensure families still have a home by the time we #FlattenTheCurve! #PaidLeave is critical for long term pay parity too. #EqualPayDay
  • The #coronavirus pandemic has proven that #paidsickdays & #paidleaveforall are critical pillars of economic security & public health – and they help close the wage gap! Congress must pass these policies NOW because the need for them won’t stop when the pandemic ends. #EqualPayDay
  • When the #COVID19 pandemic ends, only 17% of the workforce will have access to #paidleave, but the need for it does not begin & end w/ #coronavirus. When women take unpaid time away from work over a 15 year period, they end up making just 49% of what men were paid. #EqualPayDay [Source – IWPR]
  • Each year, women & families collectively lose $935 billion b/c we don’t have #equalpay or #paidleaveforall. This #EqualPayDay we’re calling on Congress to pass the #PaycheckFairness Act & the #PAIDAct to make #paidleave permanent & boost all families during the pandemic & beyond!
  • Low-income moms of color are most likely to be breadwinners for their families & at the same time, incredibly vulnerable to pay discrimination and the economic & health impacts of the #COVID19 crisis. Congress must center their needs in the 4th response package! #EqualPayDay [Source – CAP]
  • With school and daycare #COVID19 closures, moms are juggling even more unpaid labor this #EqualPayDay than usual. If women in the U.S. were paid minimum wage for their caregiving and house work, we would have collectively made an extra $1.5 trillion last year! [Source]
  • The #CoronavirusOutbreak has made our racial and socioeconomic wealth gaps starker than ever. The stock market has been a focal point of the White House’s #coronavirus response, but about half of all households in the U.S. don’t have a spare cent invested! #EqualPayDay [Source]
  • The #CoronavirusOutbreak has exposed gigantic gaps in our social safety net, including the economic inequality experienced by marginalized women and driven in part by the wage gap. How is the pandemic impacting your family? Tell us here: #EqualPayDay
  • Even during a pandemic, women performing essential work aren’t paid equally. Women working as grocery store cashiers and physicians caring for #COVID19 patients are only being paid about 65% of what their male counterparts are being paid. #EqualPayDay [Source – NWLC]
  • Our nation may lose more than half of our #childcare programs IF there isn’t significant relief funding for child care soon. Losing this many programs means we won’t have child care to return to when this crisis is over – likely further widening the pay gap for moms. #EqualPayDay

From National Partnership for Women & Families:

  • More than 80% of Black mothers are breadwinners in families with children under 18. Eliminating the #wagegap would provide much-needed income to Black women whose wages sustain their households. #EqualPayDay
  • This #EqualPayDay, remember that AAPI women are not a homogeneous group. If you disaggregate AAPI data, it shows that Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander women have some of the highest wage gaps among AAPI women.
  • We can’t talk about the #wagegap without talking about sexual harassment, which can affect women’s career choices directly and indirectly, reinforcing occupational segregation and perpetuating unfair pay. #EqualPayDay #TIMESUPPAYUP
  • A lack of policies that support family caregiving – including #paidleave – contributes to the gender #wagegap. An inclusive, comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy would help to close the gap. #EqualPayDay @NPWF
  • The #wagegap cannot be explained away. It persists across industry and occupation, regardless of experience or education and has devastating effects of women’s ability to care for themselves and their families. #EqualPayDay
  • The gender #wagegap is a chasm that prevents women from providing for themselves and their families and saving for the future. #EqualPayDay

From Center for American Progress

  • Raising the wage is not only a smart solution to a massive economic crisis but it is also critical to advancing equal pay for all women. According to @EconomicPolicy and @NelpNews, nearly 23% of all workers who will see a raise are Black women or Latinas.

  • The $7.25 federal minimum wage hasn’t budged in more than a decade but costs have skyrocketed.  #RaiseTheWage is crucial to achieving equal pay. #EqualPayDay

  • Millions of women in low-wage occupations would see significant raises w/ #RaisetheWage.

☑️ Tipped workers making the subminimum wage at $2.13 an hour

☑️ Childcare workers with a median hourly wage of $11.65

  • Today marks #EqualPay Day – or the date in the new year when women overall finally earn what men overall made last year alone.

  • Last year, women earned 82 cents for every $1 dollar earned by men. This means women have less $$ than men during a crisis like the #COVID19 pandemic.
  • Women earn an estimated $407,760 less than men over the course of a 40-year career. This gap is unacceptable at all times but especially when we’re in an economic crisis like this one.

Tell Congress to support #PaycheckFairness and #EqualPay for Equal work.

  • At the current rate, women will have to wait until the year 2059 to earn #EqualPay with men. That’s too long to wait. We need #EqualPay now.

  • Two-thirds of low wage workers are women and these workers are on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic.

These women – especially women of color – are risking their health & safety to serve the public and are still earning less than their male counterpart.

  • The #PaycheckFairness Act would:

❎Prohibit retaliation against workers

❎Close loopholes that allow employers to pay women less

❎Bar employers from asking about salary history

All of these policies would bring us closer to #EqualPay

  • Equal pay for all women requires vigorous enforcement of equal pay laws and intentional work to combat discriminatory pay practices – including access to pay data broken down by factors like race & ethnicity.

  • People living intersectional lives such as transgender women also experience multiple negative effects of biases on their earnings. Due to the lack of available data, trans women are often left out of the conversation.

Achieving true #EqualPay requires comprehensive data.

  • #PaycheckFairness is a critical part of the solution for equal pay but we also need paid sick days, Paid leave, affordable childcare & #raisethewage to close the wage gap on #EqualPay Day.

From Women Employed

  • Women in the U.S. who work full-time, year-round are typically paid only 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. This gap in earnings translates into $10,157 less per year in median earnings. #EqualPayDay #HealthierWithFairPay
  • The lost income resulting from the #WageGap shows up when a woman calculates if she can fill up her gas tank, what she can buy at the grocery store, and, in our current situation, how she can manage the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession. #EqualPayDay2021
  • Factoring past wages into salary offers is a major contributing factor to the wage gap. In Illinois, the #NoSalaryHistory law bars employers from seeking information about past wages of job applicants during the hiring process. Learn more: #EqualPayDay
  • The #WageGap grows wider as women move ahead in their careers, hampering the ability to build a nest egg for retirement, and challenging a family’s financial future. #EqualPayDay2021 #HealthierWithFairPay
  • Even with the same background, education, skills, same hours and in the same jobs, a gender #WageGap persists. Women deserve to be valued & paid the same as our male equivalents—and given an equal chance at economic security and advancement. #EqualPayDay2021 #HealthierWithFairPay
  • Raising the minimum wage to $15/hour has never been more urgent than during the pandemic, with underpaid frontline workers—many of whom are women and predominantly women of color—literally risking their lives for poverty wages. #EqualPayDay2021 #HealthierWithFairPay
  • Women, predominantly women of color, are overrepresented in front-line jobs and are being paid less than men in the same jobs, meaning we are undervaluing their work even as we depend on it more than ever before. #EqualPayDay2021
  • Illinois mothers are key family breadwinners in 84% of Black families, 49% of Latinx families, and 48% of white families. When women earn less, families suffer. #EqualPayDay2021 #HealthierWithFairPay
  • In Illinois, the average wage gap is even lower. Women working full-time, year-round in IL are typically paid just 78.5 cents for every dollar a man makes. #EqualPayDay2021 #HealthierWithFairPay
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  • Today marks #EqualPayDay for the “average” woman, but many women of color experience a much wider #WageGap. That’s why the @EqualPayDayChic coalition has chosen to hold our annual #EqualPay event on #LatinaEqualPay Day in October.
  • We won’t close the gender #WageGap until every woman is compensated fairly. And since Latinas experience some of the widest wage gaps, the @EqualPayDayChic coalition now holds our annual #EqualPayDay event in October on #LatinaEqualPay Day in solidarity with ALL our sisters.

From A Better Balance

  • #Paidleave for all, action to #savechildcare, and a #fairworkweek are key policy solutions to addressing the structural causes of unequal pay. #Equalpayday
  • Policies like the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (#PWFA)  & the #PUMPAct would combat unequal pay by ensuring that women don’t have to sacrifice their paycheck to start families. #Equalpayday
  • There is no #equalpay without #paidleaveforall. Congress must prioritize enacting permanent paid family and medical leave for all workers, so women are no longer forced to choose between their paycheck and their families.
  • Inequity against women in the workforce often begins with #pregnancydiscrimination. The pregnancy & motherhood penalties are costing working moms crucial wages and job security when it is most vital. #Equalpayday