The figures are even worse for women of color. African American women earned only approximately 64 cents and Latinas only 56 cents for each dollar earned by a white male. During this climate of unprecedented economic uncertainty, nothing could be more important than ensuring that all workers receive equal pay for equal work. The time has come to make equal pay a reality.
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How can YOU make a difference?
Join the YWCA of O‘ahu in our efforts to raise community awareness and advocate for equal pay for women. There are three simple actions you can take to add your voice to the cause:
1) 23% OFF at Cafe Julia - The YWCA of O‘ahu and Café Julia are advocating for Equal Pay Day by raising awareness of the issue among the business lunch crowd. The percentage of the pay gap women still suffer will be transformed into a discount on that day. This promotion is valid on April 14 for dine in only during lunch hours – 11:00am to 2:00pm.
2) Purchase Your T-Shirt - Proudly ʻwear your supportʻ for equal pay for women year round with this comfortable, attractive V-neck T-Shirt. All profits from the sale of this shirt go to support the YWCA of Oahu and our work toward the economic advancement of women. Add your voice to the cause and help us put an end to paycheck inequity forever! Click here to purchase.
3) Support the Paycheck Fairness Act - The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans. The bill would update the Equal Pay Act of 1963, a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.
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4) Get Social - Share your support by replacing your Facebook header image with our Equal Pay Day campaign graphic for the day of April 14. To download, right-click and save the image on the right to your computer.