Support Equal Pay Day

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network works in partnership with the Michigan Equal Pay Coalition to raise awareness of pay inequity between men’s and women’s earnings. Join MI-ACE and other partners on May 22 in Lansing for Equal Pay Lobby Day.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – The anniversary of Michigan’s ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment in 1972
Registration Opens: 9:30 a.m.
Event Begins: 10 a.m.

Location: Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
Parking is available in parking ramps located on Shiawassee and Capitol or metered street parking.

Tickets: Are $15 and available via Eventbrite or register by printing out the form at http://bit.ly/MIEqualPay2019 and mailing the $15 registration fee to
Dana Management, P.O. Box 1764, East Lansing, MI 48826-1764

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, state legislators, a representative from U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s office and others will give updates on state and federal efforts. Twenty-two bills to strengthen Michigan’s equal pay laws will be introduced that day. After a box lunch, we will visit targeted legislative offices to distribute information about Michigan’s pay gap and how legislation could help to narrow it.

** Wear red on May 22 to symbolize how women’s pay is in “the red.” **

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

 

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