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National Day of Action on Equal Pay Day

Women don’t choose to earn less, but a significant wage gap exists, especially for women of color. Equal Pay Day, falling on April 12, 2016, recognizes how far into 2016 women must work to earn what men earned in 2015 alone. 

Throughout April, Action Network members will be starting conversations about the wage gap and Equal Pay Day in their communities. 9to5 members will partner with another group — maybe a book club, moms group, or congregation they’re a part of — to hold a 30-minute discussion about equal pay.


Get your Equal Pay Discussion toolkit today! Contact Lindsey at or call 1-800-669-0769 for questions or support on using this toolkit.

  • Equal Pay Fact Sheet – Distribute these fact sheets as folks arrive to use as a conversation starter and general background.
  • Discussion Guide – Use these tips and discussion questions to structure a conversation for the people in the group to share their own experiences with the wage gap and propose solutions.
  • Take Action – These petition cards are one way that your group can show their support for the Paycheck Fairness Act (or other legislation connected to ending the wage gap). Have your group fill out their contact info so we can be in touch with updates and tools to take action!


More resources to help you take action on Equal Pay Day:

Equal Pay = A Reason to Dance

  • Use our Action Alert tool to find out if your U.S. Senators and Representative support the Paycheck Fairness Act. If they do, thank them, and if not, send them an email urging their support!