The Michigan ACE Women’s Network, in partnership with Michigan Equal Pay Coalition, invites you to join us for a “Red Out” on April 2 to recognize Equal Pay Day.
Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as her male counterparts did during the previous year. Red is worn on this day as a symbol of how far women are “in the red” with regard to pay.
Did you know that full-time earnings for women are approximately 80.5 percent of earnings for men? The White House also reports that the pay gap is greater for African-American and Latina women, with African-American women earning 62.5 cents and Latina women earning 54.4 cents for every dollar earned by a white, non-Hispanic male.
To spread awareness of Equal Pay Day on your campus, we invite you or your student organizations to use this EPD toolkit:
• PowerPoint of Equal Pay Day history, facts and action items
• Postcards that can be customized to your events
• Letter asking for support
Join us in Lansing on April 2
As part of supporting this effort, the MI-ACE Women’s Network also participates in a half-day activity in Lansing April 2, with the Equal Pay Day Coalition led by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) that includes an issues briefing prior to a rally in the rotunda of the Capitol Building.
Join us on the Capitol steps! Details will be announced later.