Equal Pay: Actions From Our Sister Orgs
April 20, 2010NOW-NYC Led by Progressive Women's Voices alumna Sonia Ossorio, NOW-NYC is organizing a 3:15pm walk-out. The timing couldn't be more appropriate since, as Sonia put it, "Women make 78 cents on the dollar. At the very least, on the day that commemorates the need for equal pay, we should get to leave after working 78% of day." New York Women's Agenda (NYWA) NYWA continues its work through the Equal Pay Coalition NYC (EPCNYC), of which Women's Media Center is a proud member. EPCNYC is a consortium of civic organizations, advocates and experts working together for Pay Equity in NY. They're holding an Albany Advocacy Day today, featuring as keynote speaker New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Moms Rising Led by Progressive Women's Voices alumna Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Moms Rising has organized a petition to Senators, telling them that the long-term pay inequity women experience can’t be ignored, and urging them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act now. Sign their petition here. American Association of University Women (AAUW) AAUW has a list of regional and state activities, along with a Women's Media Center Exclusive by AAUW Executive Director Linda Hallman, as well as Hallman's op-ed at the Huffington Post. They've also got an Equal Pay e-card to send to friends and family, and are featuring a great video on equal pay. National Women's Law Center The Center has organized an innovative "Blog for Fair Pay" campaign, calling on supporters to blog, tweet, and post to Facebook about the importance of equal pay for women - sign up here! They've also set up a petition urging Senators to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act; add your name here. National Organization for Women (NOW) NOW has organized a petition urging Senators to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, and compiled a comprehensive and useful page on Equal Pay Day, highlighting crucial facts to know as well as actions you can take today. Business and Professional Women's Foundation Sponsored by Young Women Misbehavin’, an “UnHappy Hour” at Kellari in DC is going down tonight from 5-8pm. Because women receive an average of 77 cents of every dollar made by a man, YWM is asking attendees to donate to the initiative, preferably in increments of "23," to serve as a reminder of the inequality women currently face in the workplace. Proceeds support the work of Business and Professional Women's Foundation, which has provided a comprehensive Equal Pay Day Toolkit, featuring valuable information and actions.