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Supporting the Equal Pay Today mission

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed by President Obama on January 29, 2009, restored the ability of individuals to assert their rights under federal anti-discrimination laws, after a devastating 11th Circuit Court decision that was upheld by the Supreme Court, in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Senate Women…

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It's not you, it's the wage gap!

The National Partnership for Women & Families is releasing two important pieces of wage gap research. In the fact sheet America’s Women and the Wage Gap, they dive into the details behind why women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men and what can be done to close…

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Trailblazers: the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

Crystal Dunn. Photo by Jamie Smed via Flickr, 2018. By Ava Lee-Green The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway in Australia and New Zealand! The expansion from 24 to 32 teams this year, including eight teams making their WWC debuts, is a testament to the progress made in women’s…

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Promoting Equality and Empowering Families: The Impact of the Equal Rights Amendment

By Velu Ochoa Raising a family is a rewarding yet demanding journey; in the United States, many families face numerous challenges that make the journey even more arduous. From financial struggles to inadequate social support systems, expensive child care, and a lack of family-friendly policies, the obstacles can feel overwhelming.…

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The ERA and workers' rights: A match made in equality

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is an amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights and legal protections for all citizens, regardless of their gender (first introduced in 1923). While the ERA has yet to be added to the Constitution (despite meeting the requirements set forth in…

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Feminism in Sports: the Breakthroughs and the Setbacks

By Ava Lee-Green Women’s and girls’ participation in sports is on the rise. With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup right around the corner, there has been a lot of conversation about not only the United States Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) chances of bringing home a fifth World Cup title…

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Honoring Latina Equal Pay Day

By Ava Lee-Green What is Latina Equal Pay Day? DECEMBER 8, 2022 is Latina Equal Pay Day. For every $1 a white man makes in the U.S., a Latina woman (on average) makes around 54 cents. This means that to make the same amount as their white male counterparts do…

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Celebrating and taking action on Native women’s equal pay day

By Sana Mamtaney To make the same amount that white, non-Hispanic males were paid in 2021, Native women had to work until today, November 30, 2022. It takes 22 months, nearly two years, for a Native woman to earn what a white man makes in just a year.  That’s why…

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Black Women's Equal Pay Day 2022

By Jenny Horn In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity declared the observation of Equal Pay Day. The communities of labor unions, professional associations, civil rights organizations, grassroots efforts, and countless other individuals have been asserting ever since to acknowledge the realities of the inherent, implicit discrimination within the…

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