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