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Kudos to Obama for celebrating Equal Pay Day on April 12th

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 8:55 PM

As WiN has noted before, there seems to be a growing impetus for addressing the "equal pay for equal work" drive.

It was clever to use a specific date, like April 12th, to show how far into 2016 women would have to work to earn the same money as men did in 2015. And how sad to learn that it's not just gender but ethnicity that affects this "equal pay date": For Latinas, this date is a shocking Nov. 1. African American women have to work until Aug. 23; Native American women, until Sept. 13.

As put succinctly by Lisa Maatz, VP of government relations at the American Association of University Women: "You can’t negotiate your way out of discrimination.” Keep the faith, sisters. Progress is happening.

- Written by Paulette Clancy

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