September 3, 2019
Equal pay for hard-working women across the country is long overdue and this month, members can make their voices heard to support Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, which will take place on Monday, September 23. This is the day when Native American women’s pay finally catches up to what white men were paid last year. Together, members can help us draw attention to the wage disparities these workers face.
Native American women earn approximately 58 cents for every dollar that white men earn, and women in indigenous communities are more likely to experience poverty, high levels of unemployment and other challenges in their lives.
On September 23, locals are encouraged to help members make their voices heard on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time using the hashtags #NativeWomensEqualPay to #DemandMore #Equity for Native American women at work, in society and at the ballot box.
You can get additional information about Native Women’s Equal Pay Day here.