Wednesday, September 21st is equal pay day for Black women. What is equal pay day? Equal pay day is the name given to the fight to ensure that Black women are paid the same as white, non-Hispanic males. Black/African American women earn only 58 cents for every $1 that White, non-Hispanic men earn. What this means the typical Black woman must work until September 21, 2022, to earn what the typical White man earned at the end of December 2021.
The wage gap is crippling to the economic success of Black women. It is incredibly distressing that we STILL need to declare that Black women deserve equal pay for equal work. When you consider that Black women are a major driver of the U.S. economy, it is just plain dumb that elected officials and policymakers would not prioritize their economic success. The financial success of Black women has a DIRECT impact on the Black community since nearly 70 percent of Black women are the primary breadwinner for their families.
Take a second today and make sure your elected officials know that you want them to take REAL steps to close the wage gap! Share the Tweet and Facebook post below on your social media pages.Black women earn 58 cents to every dollar that white men earn. Black women deserve better. Our economy rests on the backs of women of color. @Womensequity demands equal pay NOW! #BlackWomenDeserveEqualPay Click To Tweet
The fight for equal pay will take all of us, working together, to change the odds and leave no Sister behind.
President and Founder
Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote
Join WE CAN Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote, a 2022 film from Brave New Films, a powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage to our 2022 midterm elections. In 2021, 19 states passed 34 new voter laws following the Big Lie of the 2020 election. The film focuses on this recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted in states, and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a case study for understanding today’s voter suppression laws across the country.
Get Out the Vote Letter Writing Party!
WE CAN is partnering with Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® for a FUN and interactive event to encourage more folks to cast their vote in November. Did you know that one of the main reasons folks don’t vote is that no one asked them? WE CAN will supply letters you will send to voters in key states and ask that you add a personal note inviting them to join you and vote on November 8th.