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March 31 2019

Equal Pay Day: Join the Conversation Online

featuring Michele Vogt

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Speak up! Post these messages, videos, and graphics to social media and make your voice heard.

Hashtags to include: #EqualPayDay #EqualPay

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SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

  • The raw #WageGap is often misinterpreted to suggest widespread wage discrimination against women. FACT: Wage discrimination is illegal in the U.S. and has been since 1963 when the #EqualPayAct was signed into law. #EqualPayDay #EqualPay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

  • FACT: Pay discrimination is illegal in the U.S. thanks to the #EqualPayAct of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. #WageGap #EqualPay #EqualPayDay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

  • There are a lot of ridiculous holidays—“International Talk Like a Pirate Day” & “Have a Party With Your Bear Day.” #EqualPayDay is something worse. It’s a misleading effort designed to make women feel like they’re all, inevitably, short-changed. That’s not the case.

  • #EqualPayDay is a misleading interpretation of wage data. The #WageGap is a comparison of averages that doesn't take into account variables like profession, education, experience, benefits, work conditions or hours. https://youtu.be/z1Qd_ZIh2W4

  • The #WageGap is not a measure of “equal pay for equal work.” Instead, it’s largely a reflection of individual choices about work. #EqualPayDay #EqualPay https://youtu.be/z1Qd_ZIh2W4

  • The raw #WageGap is mostly driven by factors like occupation, experience, hours, etc., NOT discrimination. #EqualPayDay #EqualPay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

  • The #WageGap is largely driven by career choices.
    • Women work fewer hours than men.
    • Women more often work in lower-paying professions.
    • Women and men make different choices in education and training.
    #EqualPayDay #EqualPay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

  • Everyone believes in #EqualPayForEqualWork, but the #WageGap doesn't compare men and women with the same jobs, experience, training, or hours. #EqualPayDay #EqualPay https://youtu.be/z1Qd_ZIh2W4

  • Every family is different, but the #WageGap is largely driven by the different roles women and men serve in their families. Nothing is wrong with these choices! #EqualPayDay #EqualPay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

  • Women do a ton of unpaid work, like caring for our homes and children. But, when it comes to paid work, we clock fewer hours on average, contributing to the #WageGap. #EqualPayDay #EqualPay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

  • On #EqualPayDay, it's important not to mislead women and girls. The #WageGap is a measure of outcomes, not opportunity, and certainly not discrimination. Our choices about work are in our own hands. #EqualPay http://bit.ly/2qa7Fiu

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