Sunday, April 15, 2007

EQUAL PAY DAY APRIL 24

Join with American Association of University Women (AAUW) branch members on Tuesday April 24, 2007 as we continue to raise awareness to the fact that a woman earns only 77% of what a man does in a year. We know the cost of goods and services is the same for everyone.

A woman must work until April 2007 to make as much money as a man did in 2006. In her lifetime a female college graduate will earn (in 2006 dollars) $526,000 less then a male counterpart unless we end this cycle. AAUW’s Mission is ti advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and researdh.

We are planning to distribute materials relating to pay equity, including PayDay candy bars at commuter stations during the morning rush hour, at local colleges and a visit to legislators offices. Our purpose is to alert voters to this inequity and to request them to ask their legislators to vote for the NYS Fair Pay Bill A2712/S3936.

You are needed to spread this vital information. Are you, your daughters and granddaughters worth less then the men in your life? The NYS Pay Equity Coalition and Women on the Job are working together with AAUW on this project.

Give an hour on a Spring Day to make a difference. For information, petition and other materials contact me at public-policy@aauw-nys.org. Make this brief commitment to pay equity.

1 comment:

Diversity said...

It's a shame that women need to work nearly a full quarter of a year more just to earn the same amount as men in similar positions. I found this post about the income gap between men and women in Connecticut which is also disturbing.