$1,400 won’t cut it. We need fair pay.

By Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates

This Equal Pay Day, be one of the 367 million people on social media urging our leaders to finally make fair pay a reality by supporting one fair wage and the Paycheck Fairness Act.

We can change this course. We have the opportunity to drive the passage of federal legislation raising the minimum wage, abolishing the subminimum “tipped” wage, and, through the Paycheck Fairness Act, close the many legal gaps through which low-paid women of color fall when it comes to equal pay.

That is why we lead Equal Pay Days with partner organizations throughout the year, demonstrating how far into this year women of different races must work to catch up with the average earnings last year of white men. Join us in raising awareness on AAPI Women’s Equal Pay Day next Tuesday March 9. Then, participate in our Week of Action leading up to Equal Pay Day (for all women), from March 17–24, and be one of the 367 million people on social media urging our leaders to finally make fair pay a reality by supporting one fair wage and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Enough is enough.

Noreen Farrell is the Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women, girls, and gender-expansive people.

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Noreen Farrell

Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates; Chair, Equal Pay Today! Campaign; Chair, Stronger California; Founding Partner, Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative