The Michigan ACE Women’s Network is a proud sponsor of Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day was originated in Michigan by the Michigan Pay Equity Network and adopted by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.
Equal Pay Day was held April 12, 2016 in Michigan to symbolize how far into 2016 women must work to earn what men earned in 2015. This day of recognition demonstrates there is still a pay gap between women’s and men’s wages. People wear red on Equal Pay Day to symbolize that women and minorities are “in the red” with regard to their pay.
Pictured above are faculty and staff members from Lansing Community College, wearing red in support of EPD.
Below is a group, including MI-ACE board members Linda Logan, Deb Bloom, MaryLee Davis and state chair Lynette Findley, attending the EPD rally at the Capitol in Lansing.