You deserve to be paid fairly. It’s that simple.
One number says it all: women today are still paid only $0.77 for every dollar paid to men. And African American women and Latinas get even less.
In six out of ten families, a mother is the primary or co-breadwinner, so the wage gap makes a huge difference in a family’s economic security. Particularly in these tough economic times, fair pay is crucial.
Consider this: Working women in the United States are paid, on average, more than $11,000 less per year than men. That’s the equivalent of 89 weeks of food expenses or more than one year of rent.
Bottom line: the wage gap hurts women and families.
The current gender wage gap has improved at a rate of less than half a cent per year since 1963. At this rate, the wage gap will not close completely for another four decades.
Can you wait another 40 years for a fair wage? We sure can’t, and we won’t. With your help, we will make wage discrimination a thing of the past.
The Paycheck Fairness Act, currently pending in Congress, would be an important step toward eliminating discriminatory pay practices in the workplace.
Learn more about the Paycheck Fairness Act »