Equal Pay AAUW Policy

January 2021 News: AAUW members nation-wide are encouraging everyone to support EQUAL PAY… the bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives, and it will be introduced in the US Senate. AAUW has worked for 24 years to pass this critical bill, and this is the year we’ll succeed. We need to mobilize quickly to ensure we get it across the finish line.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on causing record unemployment and housing crises, women and the families who depend on their income are disproportionately bearing the brunt. And the compounding injustices of sexism and racism are exacerbating these issues by widening the already yawning gender pay gap. This is unacceptable, and it is past time for Congress to act to stop it.

Tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. What more fitting tribute than to continue that legacy by joining us to demand equal pay now?

• Contact your members of Congress
• Write a Letter to the Editor
• Celebrate Lilly Ledbetter on social media

Despite existing federal and state equal pay laws, the gender pay gap persists, impacting millions of women and their families. We need to update our laws to ensure all workers can take home a fair paycheck. Congress must ensure all women have the tools they need to challenge discrimination and all employers have the incentives they need to comply with the law.

Equal pay for equal work is a widely popular principle. Congress must act like it. Urge your members of Congress to do their part by cosponsoring and supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act today!