Infographic: Learn the History of Equal Pay Day and Why You Should #ask4more
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Representative Martha Griffiths's Discharge Petition for the Equal Rights Amendment, 06/11/1970
Original Caption: From 1923 to 1970, some form of the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in every session of Congress but was generally held up in committee and so never put to a vote. Representative Martha Griffiths's petition forced the legislation out of committee so that it could be considered by the House, which passed it. The Senate subsequently attempted to add provisions exempting women from the draft, effectively preventing the bill from passing Congress that session. Created By…
Today, more Black women are participating in the labor force and have seen their earnings increase over time. Black women are nearly twice as likely to be the sole breadwinner for their families. But, these women still face a stark wage gap and are more likely to work in lower paying occupations. Raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay, and expanding access to high-growth occupations with higher earnings will greatly impact the lives of Black women and their families.
The wage disparity that Black women face have a profound impact on their everyday lives. Join our #ClockOut4EqualPay social media campaign to raise awareness of this inequity on July 28, Black Women's Equal Pay Day!
Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. Join @Women4Equality on August 26 from 2-3pm for a #WomensEqualityDay Twitter storm, and let us know how you feel about states' voter ID and other restrictive voting laws! #Shequality