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The Gender Wage Gap Equal Pay Day Event

Co-Sponsored by:

  • The American Association of University Women of Delaware
  • The Delaware Commission for Women
  • The League of Women Voters of Delaware

Pay Equity Day occurs on April 12 this year. This is the point during the year when, on average, women’s salaries finally equal what men made in the prior year. Events will take place in Dover on April 12 to bring this issue to the attention of our legislators and the public at large. Please join us.

Based on the latest pay figures available, women in Delaware were paid only 82% of what men in our state were paid in 2014. This is a slight reduction from 2013, when women were paid 83%. Things are going in the wrong direction!

EVENT ACTIVITIES

(no rsvp required):

11:00 – Informal lunch at Frazier’s Restaurant (“dutch treat”) [9 E. Loockerman Street, Dover]. Information about the gender wage gap will be presented.

1:15 – Press Conference in the Senate Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Legislative Hall

2:00 (or whenever the session begins) – Introduction of a House Concurrent Resolution declaring April 12, 2016 as Equal Pay Day in Delaware

~~Wear RED to symbolize how far women’s wages are ‘in the red’

compared to men’s~~

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Washington Update – Weekly on Friday
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http://www.aauw.org/issues/advocacy/

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