Latina Equal Pay Day Twitter Storm — Tuesday, November 1 @ 2:00 pm ET
Latina Equal Pay Day — the day when Latina pay catches up to that of White, non-Hispanic men from the previous year — is being observed on November 1, 2016. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latinas typically earn only 54 cents for every dollar earned by White, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months. Indeed, given that this is the last “Equal Pay Day” observance of the year, Latinas must typically work longer than … everyone. This disparity hurts not only Latinas, but also the families and communities they support. In 2016, this is unacceptable. We need to act now and let everyone know that we support #LatinaEqualPay and we VOTE! Join the #LatinaEqualPay Day Twitter Storm on November 1 at 2:00 pm ET!
WHAT: #LatinaEqualPay Day Twitter Storm
WHEN: Tuesday, November 1 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET (1:00 pm CT/12:00 pm MT/11:00 am PT)
WHERE: Twitter, using the primary hashtag #LatinaEqualPay and secondary hashtags #Trabajadoras, #EqualPay and #LatinxEqualPay.
BECOME A CO-SPONSOR: Sign-up to co-sponsor the Twitter Storm at https://goo.gl/forms/eeMWu3wI7ctRXHlk1.
Current co-sponsors include the Labor Council For Latin American Advancement, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, AFL-CIO, American Association of University Women, Equal Pay Today!, National Women’s Law Center, Casa de Esperanza, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Be Visible, Civic Nation, Equal Rights Advocates, Hispanic Federation, Farmworker Justice, LatinoJustice, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Labor Project for Working Families, Latino Decisions, Latinos United for Secure Retirement, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, MALDEF, Make it Work, MomsRising, MANA, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Education Association (NEA), Presente, ROC, SAG-AFTRA, National Network to End Domestic Violence, The Latina Circle, and Voto Latino.